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.

Jen Mallett

My daughter recently told me that she's so glad I'm not like a lot of other grown ups...."you're still so silly mom!" I not only believe in the Music Together® philosophy that ALL children are musical, I also believe that it's vital for both their musical development and personal development that we as adults relax and get down on the floor to play with our children. The sillier the better! I became involved with Music Together when my daughter was just 18 months old. As a Music Together parent I learned to let go of my inhibitions about my singing voice and just jump in and have fun with my daughter. Enrolling her in a Music Together program was one of the best decisions I ever made. After moving to Bellingham in 2003 and getting involved with the 0-5 crowd through my Sign-by-Sign Program infant sign language buisiness, I saw a need for a Music Together program in B'ham. So Music Together by the Bay was born and now after the birth of my second child and three years later, we are excitedly meeting more parents and caregivers and sharing the gift of family music. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to do work that fills me up in so many ways. It is one of my greatest joys to teach this program.

Heather Carter

My family joined Teacher Jen’s Music Together class in Spring 2008. I learned to put aside my self-consciousness about group singing when working as a program director for the Girl Scouts in my late teens and early twenties. I wanted my children to grow up confident and comfortable in their innate musical abilities. I didn’t know how to bridge the gap between music appreciation and making music with my children on a level they could relate to. Music Together provides the tools to bridge that gap, and gives our family a solid musical foundation that we can grow from as our children develop. I have a degree in Recreation, so I know how to have fun and help others in their leisure pursuits. My family moved to Bellingham in 2007 and I have spent the last few years focused on raising my kids and volunteering in our community. I started teaching Music Together in Fall of 2009, and even through the addition of my fourth child, I cherish the time I get to spend in the classroom with my "music class family."  I am honored to be able to share Music Together with all of the wonderful families in our community.

Samara Singer

Music has been part of my life since the very beginning. My family likes to tell stories about my singing long before I could talk. I credit this all to Music Together. I started as a "Music Together baby" when I was a year old with my mother in New York city. After my family moved to the Pacific Northwest my mother started her own Music Together center in Portland Oregon. Through my mother, I have been lucky to be a part of Music Together and its teachings long after I was too old to take classes for myself. My life has always been rich with music beginning with Music Together classes. I now play multiple instruments and have sung both solo and in choral settings at a competitive level. I currently am a dancer with a local dance company as well, thanks to my early musical exposure. I believe all families are musical families and that musical development is vital in a child's development. I am so grateful now to have the opportunity to be a teacher and to share the joy of music with children and their families as I have gotten to experience it in my life.