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.

Teacher Feature 2012

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 with whom he took Music Together classes prior to becoming a licensed Music Together Teacher.  Read more

photo Mandy Stinchcomb

Music Together Teacher (Cert 1) & Administrative Assistant, has a Bachelor's degree in Theatre from Goucher College in Baltimore. She began singing in choral groups over 27 years ago, and has had a love of music ever since. Mandy participated in Music Together with all three of her children, and greatly enjoyed sharing music with her children through the program. This is Mandy's tenth year with Music Together Chesapeake.  She completed her teacher training in the summer of 2008 and has been teaching parent child classes since the fall of that year.  Mandy completed Certification Level 1 in September of 2018.  She is also an in-school music specialist at an area 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 Sally Wilson

Music Together Teacher, has been singing as long as she can remember.  She sang in choirs in grade school, soloed at school and church, and sang in an all-female a cappella group in high school.  Sally studied piano for many years, was selected to be in the MD All State Choir and recorded a professional vocal album.  While pursuing a B.S. degree from Vanderbilt in Mathematics, Sally took as many music classes as her schedule would allow, including music theory, songwriting, studies of classical composers, as well as popular and world music and she also sang in the choir and in a coed a cappella group. Sally currently sings in her church choir and directs the children’s choir.  She started attending family classes with her first born and then continued with her second child.  She fell in love with Music Together while attending five years of classes with her girls.  She completed the Music Together Teacher Training and is so excited to share her love for music and singing with Music Together Chesapeake.