Music Together teachers undergo an intensive training through Music Together® Worldwide and the Princeton Center for Music and Young Children to become registered Music Together teachers. We have all completed an apprenticeship and continue to receive the latest research from the field with ongoing Music Together workshops before the start of each new session. We are specially trained to create a safe atmosphere where you can happily join in, experiment, and even get silly --all while strengthening the bond with your child. We are all passionate about music and the development of young children, and hope to inspire a whole new generation of music-makers who can sing in tune, move in rhythm, and participate with joy and confidence as they create music with family and friends throughout their lives. We create a fun, informal, social setting that spurs engagement and supports each child's musical development.We love what we do!
Sandy Wilson (she/her)
Sandy was born and raised in Syracuse, NY. Her love for performing began at an early age with dance classes, piano and voice lessons, and participation in community theater. She then made her way to Princeton, NJ to study music at Westminster Choir College, where she earned her Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Music Theater with a Voice Primary and Piano Secondary. While there, she had the honored privilege to sing at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in New York City, and at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia with the Westminster Symphonic Choir.
Once she completed her undergraduate degree, Sandy relocated to New York City for graduate school at the Actors Studio Drama School, where she earned her Master of Fine Arts in Acting.
After spending a few years as a working actor, Sandy shifted her focus back towards arts education. In addition to her work with Muse Arts, she continues to teach Music Together classes with Eastside Westside Music Together and Heart & Beat Music, and has taught pre-ballet to young children at Ballet Academy East.
Sandy holds Music Together Level I Certification, as well as K-12 Music Teacher Certification in New Jersey, with a focus in Elementary General Music.
Mariko acts for change for children and adults from all walks of life. Having more than 20 years of professional experience in the performing Arts, Mariko has taught Dance and Mindfulness at NYC public schools and community centers.
Recently, asa Dancer and choreographer, Ms. Endo has collaborated with international composers and visual artists to produce multimedia performance Art. In 2016, at the garden of the American Museum of Natural History, Mariko performed her original solo piece to American contemporary composer Dary John Mizelle's "Metal Song". Prior to that, Mariko had choreographed and danced to Maltese composer Mariella C. Cordina's "Ggantija" at Symphony Space.
In October 2018, Mariko performed her original solo Butoh piece to Joel Thome’s music, Adoration of The Divine Mother, a canto from SAVITRI TRAVELER OF THE WORLDS (Pulitzer Prize Nomination) at New York Butoh Institute Festival at Theater for the New City. Later that month, at the American Dance Guild Festival at Ailey Citigroup Theater, Ms. Endo performed a new work "Heavy Water," by Gloria McLean. In 2019, both of them toured to Japan, performing an expanded version of Heavy Water in Tokyo Daigo Fukuryū Maru Memorial Peace Park.
In October 2021, Mariko premièred 2 new solo dance films at the Metropolitan Museum, NYC, as part of their "Balcony Bar from Home" series. This event marked her career début at the Met, albeit "virtually." Created with renowned contemporary composer, Stanley Grill, "American Landscape," and “Remembering”. “American Landscape” won Telly Awards 2022. In Spring 2022, the rehearsal began at Trinity Church Wall Street. Ms. Endo will perform Marilyn Green’s work “Humankind” in Fall 2022, “Ahimsa” (World Premier) in Spring 2023, at the site of extraordinary, St. Paul chapel. Learn more about Mariko at marikoendo.com.
Angela was introduced to Music Together as a parent in class with her daughter. The experience inspired her to complete the Music Together teacher training so she could continue the beautiful and joyful musical journey with other children and their caregivers, and she has been enjoying teaching Music Together ever since!
A native of Nebraska, Angela holds a Master of Music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Ohio University, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from University of Nebraska, Kearney. She teaches piano throughout Manhattan and Queens, and is a piano faculty member at The New School for Music Study near Princeton, New Jersey. Her teaching experience includes private lessons, group classes, and repertoire classes for children and adult students of all ages. As an accompanist, she has a variety of experience that includes choral, vocal, and instrumental.
Stacie is the Director and owner of Treble Time Music Studio. Ever since she started teaching, it had been her dream to run her own Music Together® center, and now it has finally come true! Besides being a director, Stacie has been teaching Music Together since 2013 and has loved every minute of it. To her, one of the most wonderful things about being a Music Together teacher, is that you get to see the children in your classes grow and change. For Stacie, it has been the most exciting and inspiring part of her journey. In fact, some of her older students are still with her, continuing their own musical journey by taking private piano and voice lessons in her studio.
Currently, Stacie lives in Queens with her husband Brian, her dog Winston and her collection of ukuleles, drums, and children's instruments.
Liz has been teaching for Eastside Westside Music Together since 2017 and was the administrative assistant under former Director, Deanna deCampos until 2022 when she took over as Director.
Liz is a New York City based musician and music educator. She holds a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from Westminster Choir College and is currently getting an Advanced Certification in Music Education from the Aaron Copeland School of Music. She is a member of the professional choir at Christ Church NYC directed by Dr. Stephen Pilkington as well as The Same Stream, directed by Dr. James Jordan. Liz has performed choral works with Novus Ny, the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall, the Kimmel Center and Alice Tully Hall.
Liz has had the pleasure to work with children of all ages and loves being able to combine her two passions, music and children through her Music Together teaching. She strives to support the musical journey of all children and their families!