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.
Tara holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music from Syracuse University and a Master of Music Degree in Voice Performance from the New England Conservatory. She has performed roles with several regional companies including Syracuse Opera, Knoxville Opera, Lake George Opera Festival, Longwood Opera and the Seagle Music Colony. Tara was first introduced to the Music Together® program through her experiences as a former pre-school teacher and nanny. Once she started teaching the program herself in 2005, she was hooked! In addition to teaching mixed age Music Together classes, Tara has also taught Babies, Big Kids and MT In-School classes. In December 2006 she was awarded Music Together Certification Level 1 from the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, NJ, having demonstrated outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy and parent education. Shortly after the birth of her first daughter, Tara established her own company, Inspired Sprouts, which served the communities of Union and Essex counties in New Jersey, before moving to the St. Louis area in 2014. She is so excited that she is able to share her love of music and early childhood education with the families at Robert’s Music Together!
Robert has been a drummer and performer for over thirty years and a lover of music for even longer. His experiences with Music Together began in 2003 as a parent taking his three month old son to classes in Los Angeles. After two sessions he moved with his family to his wife's hometown of St. Louis to find that Music Together had not been started there. He had been so impressed with the classes that he enrolled in the training program and began teaching the first Music Together classes in St. Louis in January of 2004!