Meet the Teachers

All of our teachers have successfully completed the Music Together® Teacher Training Workshop, developed by the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton NJ. Additionally, all of our teachers participate in continuing education through Skills & Songs Workshops several times a year. They 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--let us share it with you!

 

photo Jane Simms Roche, Director

Jane is a certified Music Together Center Director, and was the first to bring Music Together to the Boulder area when she founded Music Together of Boulder in 1998. Jane is also 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 still enjoys giging from time to time. She is very proud of her self released jazz album "Under An August Moon," which came out in 2012 and was produced by her husband, Scott Roche. She thrives on improvisation in her jazz singing and therefore loves the Music Together classroom, where the atmosphere is so rich for on-the-spot music making! Jane is grateful that her Music Together center has become such an integral part of so many Boulder families lives.

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photo Betsy Keating

Betsy has been with Music Together of Boulder since the fall of 2000, and is a certified Level 1 Music Together teacher. She was trained in drama, dance and musical theatre at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and the 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 classes, Betsy also directs 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!
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photo Laura Nordson

Laura graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in vocal music performance. A professional musician and performer, she found her passion in making music with children and their grown-ups as a teacher with Music Together of Boulder. She holds teaching certifications in Music Together (Level II) and Orff (Level II). Laura regularly performs with St. Martin's Chamber Choir and Harmonia. She had a child in 2013, and appreciates more than ever the musical community with the moms, dads, and caregivers in her classes. Laura has been teaching Music Together since 2006.

Laura is also the Manager/Office Manager for Music Together of Boulder and enjoys helping and getting to know all the families that are a part of Music Together of Boulder. 

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photo Madeline Duffy-Feins

Madeline has taught Music Together in Texas, Connecticut, Arizona, and now Colorado! She is a graduate of Northwestern University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre and Musical Theatre. Following graduation, she studied improvisation and sketch comedy at The Second City in Chicago and graduated from their Conservatory program. She has performed with various theatres and opera companies in Chicago, New York, Massachusetts, Indiana, and Oklahoma. Madeline looks forward to continuing to make music with the families at Music Together of Boulder! 

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