Our Teachers

All of our teachers are nationally registered Music Together® teachers. They are passionate about music and the development of children.

We strive to create a fun, informal, social setting that spurs engagement and supports each child's musical development.

Rosemary Halloran

 

Rosemary Halloran is the Director and Founder of  Music Together Around the Towns. She has degrees in music from Smith College, SUNY StonyBrook as well as a Postgraduate Certificate from the Manhattan School. She loves to sing and has been singing porfessionally until this year. In 2003, Rosemary was  awarded  Music Together Certification I status for outstanding teaching . This is her 20th year teaching Music Together! Rosemary lives in Andover.    She is a member of Andover Cultural Council and is an advocate for the schools and arts education. 

   
Michelle Manzi-Grasso

Michelle Grasso is the lap of choice in her Music Together Classes. Michelle  loves children and really enjoys working with the very young. Although she has taught Music K-8, as well music at the college level, she has found teaching Music Together the most fun and challenging! Michelle holds a BA in music from the University of New Hampshire and a Masters of Music from the University of Arizona. She has performed with the Surry Opera Company and the Leningrad People's Opera Company. She has been an invited soloist at the WCRB Summer Concert Series at the Hatch Shell in Boston. Michelle continues to perform lots of grown up music, but is very partial to "Trot Old Joe".

   
Kathy Dalton

A life-long singer and actor, Kathy Dalton has degrees from Swarthmore College and the University of Pennsylvania in Psychology and Early Childhood Literacy. While at Swarthmore, she studied vocal performance and sang with the Swarthmore Choir. As a Kindergarten-2nd grade teacher, she focused on music to create a supportive environment for learning and early literacy. She was "the singing lady"!

For the past 15 years, Kathy has been working with community theater groups and schools to teach drama and encourage music development. In Vermont, she developed and taught an early childhood musical morning program for parents and children. In Andover, she developed and taught a theater games program at West Elementary School. She co-directed SHOWKIDZ, a children's theater camp, for the Colonial Chorus Players in Reading and also directed a children's theater program at the Burlington Players ). She has also produced shows for Merrimack Junior Theatre. Her goal is for every child to experience the delight of singing and performing.

Her passion outside the classroom is musical theater. Kathy performs with many local community theater groups including the Quannipowett Players, Arlington Friends of the Drama, the Vokes Theatre, ACME Theatre, and Hovey Players. Her most recent productions include "Sunday in the Park with George at Vokes Theatre and "Side by Side by Sondheim" at Arlington Friends of the Drama. An avid reader of plays and scoress, Kathy enjoys serving on play selection committees for local theater groups. She continues to mentor young thespeians as an adjudicator for the Massachusetts Theater Arts Guild.

The Music Together program is a perfect way for Kathy to incorporate both her love of music and commitment to early childhood development. It is a privilege to share in these early musical moments with families. Kathy lives in Melrose and Gloucester with her husband. Her two children are launched!