Our Teachers

Meet the Teachers of Music Together Chesapeake

Our teachers come from all sorts of backgrounds, but they’re united by a common passion: sharing the joy of music with children and families in Annapolis, Crofton and Severna Park!

All teachers have successfully completed the live Music Together® Teacher Training, which is built on research in early childhood and music development. We keep our skills fresh through workshops every semester and advanced trainings offered by Music Together Worldwide.  Those teachers with (Cert 1) in their bio have taken advanced training in the Music Together teaching practice. 

photo Jeanne Calderon

Director & Music Together Teacher (Cert 1), received her Bachelor's degree in Piano from the University of Maryland. In addition to her Music Together classes she has taught on the early childhood music faculty at the Levine School of Music in Washington, DC and has worked with the Drama Learning Center & Schoolhouse Theatre Arts in Columbia. Jeanne enjoys performing and accompanying around the Metro area. She completed her Music Together® training through Music Together LLC in Princeton, NJ in 1995, and Certification Level 1 in December, 2007. Jeanne has completed Level II of Orff-Schulwerk at George Mason University, and is a member of the Early Childhood Music & Movement Association, ECMMA.

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photo Stephanie Fritz

Music Together Teacher, received a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Delaware in 2010. While at the University of Delaware she studied violin under Xiang Gao.  Stephanie has been teaching violin privately to all ages for the past 12 years.  While living in North Carolina, Stephanie taught general music for grades K-5 and Orchestra for grades 5-12.  Stephanie has played violin with the Durham Symphony in North Carolina, the Sierra Vista Symphony in Arizona, and the National String Symphonia in Maryland.  She started attending family classes in 2014 with her one year old son and fell in love with Music Together. Stephanie completed the teacher training at the same time and then a refresher course in 2017. She is excited to join Music Together Chesapeake and to share the love of music with young children and their families.

     
photo Tom Rhoads

Music Together Teacher, holds a B.A. in Music from Haverford College, where he sang in the chamber and full choirs and also with an a cappella group. Since 1990 he has performed as a folksinger, mostly in the folk-rock band Broadside Electric, and has developed a deep love for and knowledge of the musical traditions of America and the British Isles. As a child Tom studied the cello. Since high school he has learned to play the guitar, bass guitar, and various folk instruments. Tom manages the 333 Coffeehouse, a monthly folk/acoustic concert series in Annapolis, and is an officer of the Annapolis Traditional Dance Society, which sponsors local folk dances. Tom lives in Severna Park with his wife, also a musician and their two children.  Prior to teaching Music Together, Tom started participating in classes with his children in 2009. Read more

     
photo Mandy Stinchcomb

Music Together Teacher & Administrative Assistant, has a Bachelor's degree in Theatre from Goucher College in Baltimore. She began singing in choral groups over 17 years ago, and has had a love of music ever since. Mandy  has been participating in Music Together with her children since 2004, and has greatly enjoyed sharing music with her children through the program. She completed her teacher training in the summer of 2008, and has been teaching parent child classes since the fall of that year.  Mandy has also been a in-school music specialist at the Magothy Cooperative Preschool. When she is not busy teaching and being mom to her three children, Mandy serves in an administrative roll in helping to keep Music Together Chesapeake running smoothly. 
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photo Kymberley Deely

Music Together Teacher and a native of Alexandria, Virginia, was fortunate to be involved in outstanding music programs early on which inspired her to study music. She earned a BM in Piano Performance, with a minor in Voice, and a MM in Piano Pedagogy. Kymberly has taught piano students in Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware, and became interested in shaping the musical development of very young children.

In 2013, she became a Music Together teacher, and has found it to be her most rewarding experience as a teacher to be able to provide ways for children and their families to play with and learn the language of music while using the rich and varied selections found in the Music Together song collections. Kymberly likes to use her voice as well as keyboard and guitar to provide a live music element in class.  As a Music Together teacher she loves being the facilitator for children and their families during these first steps along the journey of their music development.