Teachers

We are passionate about music and the development of children. We will teach you about your child's musical development and how you, as their most important role model, can support it.

Creating a fun, informal, social setting that spurs engagement and supports each child's musical development is our goal. 

 

 

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Jody Harcourt grew up in Montreal and began playing recorder at her desk along with her classmates in Grade 1 and hasn’t stopped since. She played euphonium in the high school concert band. Like us all, she has been singing since birth!

Jody graduated from The Dawson Institute of Photography in Montreal with a degree in commercial photography and moved to New York where she worked professionally in the advertising photography field as Anthony Edgeworth’s first assistant/studio manager producing ad campaigns, magazine editorials and a book for Doubleday on the United States Marine Corp.

Jody discovered Music Together® right after moving to Pleasanton CA with her husband and three daughters. She is a Registered Music Together teacher in her 18th year of teaching the Music Together program. Jody has earned the prestigious Certification level 1 qualification from Princeton's Music Together Center For Music and Young Children for outstanding achievement in teaching and articulating of the program.

Jody is specially trained not only in teaching mixed-age classes but also in the infants under 8 months course, Rhythm KIDS, as well as Music Together Guitar classes for Adults. She plays piano, guitar and recorder in her classes and brings energy and exuberance to toddlers and parents in the delight of songs, rhythm and dance. Jody teaches Music Together in Pleasanton and is the director of Music Together of Tracy offering classes in Livermore & Tracy.
 

     
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Jenny Madrigal is passionate about using music as a means to connect with others. Jenny began singing at four years old and continued to take private voice lessons and eventually learned the acoustic guitar, ukulele and piano.  She auditioned and was accepted into Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.  There, she went on to receive a dual bachelor’s of music in Music Therapy and Music Business Management. Her clinical placements in Boston included The Carter School and Harvard Vanguard. During her time in Boston to Berklee City Music which provided music lessons and ensembles to inner city youth.

Jenny completed her Music Therapy clinical internship in San Diego at MusicWorx Inc., and Resounding Joy 501c3, serving general hospital, pediatric, geriatric, special education and elementary school settings.

She has joined Phil Didlake in the San Francisco Bay Area, and together they have started Rhythmic Innovation, a company which provides rhythm events for education, wellness and community. Jenny also teaches, performs and provides professional music therapy services for groups and individuals. She is thrilled to be facilitating Music Together Classes for Music Together of Tracy.

She has over 4 years of experience teaching private lessons and enjoys teaching students voice, ukulele and piano and enjoys teaching students of all abilities.

     
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Karen Crane is the director of Music Together of Davis. Passionate about music and dance from a young age, Karen began playing the accordion in elementary school (a traveling salesman from a local accordion school knocked on her parents' door, and the rest is history!). She later took organ lessons, as well as tap and ballet classes. As an adult she has sung and performed for many years in community choruses, and currently is a member of the Davis Chorale. Karen received her MSW from UC Berkeley, and has extensive experience organizing social, educational, and community service programs. She became inspired by Music Together's innovative approach to early childhood music education while attending classes in Berkeley with her infant daughter, Molly. Karen completed her training in the summer of 2002; she is a registered Music Together teacher, as well as a licensed center director. In 2009 Karen was awarded Music Together Certification Level I by the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, NJ, for outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy, and parent education. Molly, now a high school senior, often assists with evening and weekend classes, and plans to pursue early childhood education.

     
photo Jenny & Jody

Jody and Jenny love collaberating and teaching online Zoom classes together!

 

     
photo Jody & Karen

A silver lining of teaching classes online, is that Music Together centers are able to collaborate with one another, and broaden the community of families we serve! During the Winter 2021 session, Karen (Music Together of Davis) and Jody (Music Together of Tracy) are team-teaching in order to offer Music Together Sing Shalom (a mixed-age class that celebrates Jewish themes, holidays and culture).