Our Teachers

All of our teachers are passionate about music and the development of children.  They create a fun, informal, social setting that spurs engagement and supports each child's musical development.

photo Karen Hamlin, Director

Karen Hamlin came to Music Together® fourteen years ago as a parent and loved it so much she had to become a teacher! She's been teaching Music Together for the past eight years and thinks she has the best job in the world! She has been singing and performing since she was a child and has sung in numerous choruses, including a traveling a cappella singing group (That's why she loves the film "Pitch Perfect")!  Karen studied developmental psychology while an undergraduate at Yale University and then went on to get her M.Ed. from UCLA.  She has taught all ages, from infant to adult, and she loves to bring her guitar, flute, and other instruments into the classroom.  Karen was awarded Music Together Certification Level I status in August 2010.  Karen is the doting mom to Sophie, Violet, and Asa.

photo Jessica Garrett

Jessica Garrett is an early childhood educator who brings her love of music and dance to her classes. With her infectious smile, she has everyone in the room dancing along with her. Jessica studied cello in school and has sung in many choirs.  Jessica is mother to a singing and dancing four year-old.

photo Joanna Levine


Joanna Levine is an active songwriter and performer of music for both young and old, with additional backgrounds in both theater and fashion design.  Joanna has been teaching Music Together all around Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens since 2011. She has felt truly privileged for the opportunity to guide so many families, watching them bond, blossom and grow together through shared musical experience- and is very excited to move up to Westchester this fall to begin a new musical journey with new families!


photo Jean Young

Jean Young has taught Music Together® classes in Larchmont for the past 19 years and directed Music Along the Sound for ten years. Jean serves as music teacher at Christ’s Church Nursery School in Rye and was music specialist at Temple Emanu-El Nursery School in Manhattan for 28 years. She was musical director of the Chatsworth Avenue School Musical and she directed the children's choir at Community Unitarian Church. She produced Adirondack Adventure, her first CD of original songs, in 2013.  Jean challenges the adults in her classes to stretch their music and dance abilities. (What, me sing a round? Dance a contradance?) She encourages them to interact musically with their children to see how much fun it is to grow musically together! She loves to see the class dissolve into laughter trying to pass the eggs around the circle! And she relishes their satisfaction when everyone succeeds in keeping the beat!  Jean recently became a grandmother. Her granddaughter Aria lives in Kodiak, Alaska, where she takes Music Together classes!