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.