Our Teachers

Our teachers are passionate about guiding children and adults in the arts. We believe the arts are an important part of life and should be enjoyed to the fullest.

All our Music Together® teachers have successfully completed the intensive official Music Together teacher training offered through Music Together, LLC in Princeton, NJ. They create a fun, informal, social setting that spurs engagement and supports each child's musical development.

 


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photo Meryl Vujs - Center Director

Meryl is a certified Music Together Teacher and licensed Signing Smart teacher. Being raised by professional musicians, Meryl has been involved in music all her life. She has participated in music performance including various choirs, solos, and musical theater. On the college level, Meryl studied vocal music and minored in piano. Having completed her Music Together teacher training in November 2002, she is now bringing this wonderfully enriching program to the lives of Cape Cod families. She is the proud mother of Peter (12) and Russell (14).

Meryl is a member of the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association and the Children's Music Network.  She enjoys playing the djembe with the Cape Cod African Dance and Drum Ensemble and sings and plays various percussion with The Beach Plums.

In 2005, the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, NJ, awarded Meryl Music Together Certification Level I status for outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy, and parent education. In 2010 she completed her certification level II, the highest level of certification Music Together offers.

She teaches Music Together, Rhythm Kids, PreRhythm Kids, Music Together Preschool, Music Together Babies and Ukulele

     
photo Courtenay Harrington-Bailey - Music Together

Courtenay is a transplant from New York City where she worked as a professional actress for many years. A member of Actor's Equity Association, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Theatre Arts and has performed for audiences across the U.S., Canada, and Europe.   In February of 2012 her original play, "Death-It Happens" (co-writer and performer) won the highly coveted "Audience Choice" award for the New York City Frigid Festival of new plays. 

Courtenay teaches music and drama to children and adults all over the Cape!   She is on the faculty at Bridgeview
Montessori School teaching music and drama for kids ages 2.9-12 years and she is the founding director of Dramafun! the popular drama and musical theater program for kids ages 4 and up (http://www.dramafun.com/.)
 
She can be found teaching parent/child Music Together classes in Sandwich.

 

 

 

     
photo Jan Melikan - Music Together

Jan Allen Melikan began singing and playing the guitar professionally at the age of 13. Throughout her 47 year career Jan has directed and performed in theater productions and music festivals. She has composed for and sung in radio and television commercials and industrial shows for major corporations. Together with her husband, Dale, Jan entertained in clubs, restaurants and private events for over 35 years. She taught music for several years in a private elementary school in Connecticut. Most recently, having moved to Cape Cod, Jan and Dale owned and operated a B&B in Brewster for 6 years, where they performed for their guests on Saturday evenings.

Jan's love of music and her enthusiastic belief that everyone should have music in their lives (besides being Meryl's mother!), make Jan a great addition to our Music Together team.

Jan teaches our outer cape classes in Eastham

     
photo Alicia Mathewson - Music Together

Alicia Mathewson is a composer, lyricist, playwright, singer, healer, and teacher. Her song Deliver Me was premiered at Carnegie Hall in December 2006 and her independent musical production of Love According to Luc (Greenwich Street Theater) received a 2004 nomination for best off-off Broadway play from GLAAD. She holds an MFA in musical theatre writing from NYU'S Tisch School of the Arts and has taught music and theater internationally for the past 15 years. Winds of Sinai an album of original songs was released in 2008 and can be heard on itunes, cdbaby, and in a variety of yoga classes and healing workshops. She is grateful to be back on Cape Cod (BHS 88) and working with Meryl's Music and Arts to share the wonderful program of Music Together. To learn more about her and Sounding Still Wellness please visit www.aliciamathewson.com.

     
photo John Redden - Music Together

John is a registered Music Together teacher and has been inspired by music his entire life. His Grandfather was a drummer that started teaching him how to play different instruments at the age of two. John earned a Bachelor's degree from Northeastern University in 2004 where he studied music and art. He is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, drummer and occasionally plays piano. He is currently the drummer in a band which plays all over New England and he has worked in several other projects on the Cape Cod music scene since 1998. He has a one year old daughter Siena, and four nephews who he always encourages musically.

John's current ambition is to inspire children through music like he was at an early age. He fully appreciates the importance and necessity of music to the development of young children.

John will be teaching teaching in our Falmouth location and Sandwich

     
photo Catie Flynn - Music Together

Catie Flynn is a singer songwriter born and raised on Cape Cod. She holds a Bachelor's of Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston. Upon graduating from Berklee, Catie lived in Nashville Tennessee, where she refined her songwriting skills and toured with her former group The Fireman's Daughter. Now back on the Cape, Catie has been writing and performing in the North East Region.

Catie released her first solo record Let Me Down Slow in the summer of 2013! In October 2013 Catie signed on with Nashville based publishing company Lucky Diamond Music as their newest singer/songwriter.

In July 2014 Catie passed the Music Together Teacher training and is very excited to share her love of music with children and families in her community!

     
photo Liz Brown - Music Together

Liz Brown is a vocalist, a pianist, a mom, and a registered Music Together teacher. A life-long music maker, she gets great joy from making music with others. Liz began piano lessons at five and began teaching piano while she was still in high school. She has performed with acapella group, bands and small ensembles in New York, Florida and Massachusetts. Since arriving on Cape Cod 13 years ago, she has frequently performed in musical productions at the Cotuit Center for the Arts, EventideArts, and the Woods Hole Theatre. She has also had the good fortune to travel widely and lived in the UK for several years. Before she turned her attention to teaching Music Together classes, she built a career as a non profit executive while raising three (now grown) children in a house full of music. Liz is thrilled to be able to bring the joys and benefits of music to a new generation.

     
  Meryl and Liz

     
photo Courtney Aninger - Music Together

Not only is Courtney Meryl's sister, but she is also a Music Together Director in Udine, Italy!  Courtney has a Bachelor of Arts from the School of Visual Arts in NYC but decided she also could teach Music Together after taking classes with her twins when they were little. Courtney will be teaching our Eastham class in the summers as a guest teacher. Come try her class, she may even teach you a little Italian!

     
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