All of our teachers have successfully completed the Music Together® Teaching Workshop developed by the Center for Music and Young Children, Princeton, New Jersey. Additionally, our teachers have been awarded Music Together Certification Level I status, having demonstrated outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy, and parent education. The award was granted by the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, New Jersey, Kenneth Guilmartin, Founder/Director. They participate in continuing education thru skills & songs workshops several times a year. We are passionate about music and 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 love what we do!
Jane Simms Roche – Director
Music Together of Boulder was founded by licensed Center Director, Jane Simms Roche & has been serving the Boulder area since 1998. She is a Certified Vocal Coach, studied music theatre, and child psychology at the University of Northern Colorado and CU Boulder, and has been singing, teaching, and playing piano professionally for over 30 years. In addition, she has been a member of several local performance bands and enjoys giging from time to time. She thrives on improvisation in her jazz singing and thus loves the classroom where the atmosphere is so rich for on the spot music making!
Jane was the first to bring Music Together to the Boulder area back in 1998 and is grateful that the program has been such an integral part of so many Boulder families lives.
This fall marks the10th year of teaching Music Together for Miss Betsy! Betsy is a certified and registered level one Music Together teacher. She was trained in drama, dance and musical theatre at University of Massachusetts, Boston and University of Colorado, Boulder. She loves the fact that her job combines two of her favorite things in life: music and working with children. In addition to teaching Music Together, Miss Betsy is also directing children’s musical theatre, and occasionally appears in various theatre productions herself! Apart from continuing to raise her own four children, Music Together has been the most wonderful, enriching and touching life experience she has had and she hopes to share the joy of music with many families for years come!
Laura graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in vocal music performance. In addition to teaching Music Together, Laura is a member of St. Martin's Chamber Choir and Harmonia and performs regularly with these groups. She recently completed her Orff Certification Level II and is excited to bring some new ideas into her teaching. Laura loves experiencing music as part of her everyday life, and is delighted that she can share this experience as a Music Together teacher.
Garrett graduated from CU Boulder where he earned a Music degree singing opera, musical theatre, art song, and studying African traditional and Highlife Big Band music. Since his graduation, he studied and started practicing Rolfing, and also taught private voice and piano lessons as well as directing showchoir for teens and elementary aged kids. Leading the showchoirs helped Garrett realize how much he loves working with young kids. Garrett's niece inspired him to do Music Together when he saw how well she was interacting with the music, and went to her class and saw how much fun it was. Garrett has also studied Brain Gym, and is educated in development, neurological balance and the body. He performs with a traditional West African Dance group, Logo Ligi, and a Highlife group, as well as sporadic lead roles in musicals and operas.