Our Teachers

Meet the Teachers of Ensemble Music!

Our teachers come from all sorts of backgrounds, but they're united by a common passion: Sharing the joy of music with children and families in infants, toddlers and preschoolers at 8 locations throughout the Twin Cities!

All teachers have successfully completed the live Music Together Teacher Training, which is built on research in early childhood and music development. We keep our skills fresh through workshops every semester and advanced trainings offered by Music Together Worldwide.

Jessica Lee

As director of Ensemble Music,  Jessica brings a depth of experience to her role as a Music Together director, teacher, performer, and parent. For the past 16 years she has created a nurturing...

Molly Boes

For Molly (Boes Ganza), music has always been an important part of her life. As a graduate of St. Olaf College, she majored in music with a biomedical studies concentration, and participated broad...

Leah Drury

Leah Drury has been involved in vocal music throughout her life, singing with the Twin Cities' girls' choir Bel Canto Voices in high school and with the University of Minnesota Women's Chorus. Lea...

Cathy Haugland

Cathy (Haugland) has shared in music with her family and friends for many years. During her coursework at the University of Minnesota and since graduating with a degree in Music Therapy, she has h...

Cheryl Hornstein

After attending Music Together classes as a parent for 5 years with both of her own children, Cheryl became a registered Music Together teacher herself in the summer of 2006. Having seen how well t...

Tom Lee

Tom is the Director of the Suzuki program at Ensemble Music. Having lived in Japan, Tom has an affinity for all things Japanese and embraces the ennobling aspects of the Suzuki philosophy. After r...

Jess Varela

Jessica Varela brings a broad range of musical experiences to her role as a Music Together instructor including performing singer/songwriter, flutist, guitarist, private lesson instructor, prescho...

Mike LimBybliw

Mike's entire life has been surrounded by music. He received foundational musical support from family and friends and ongoing constructive feedback from colleagues who knew they had a malleable mu...

Julia Cook

  Julia just relocated to the Twin Cities from New York City with her family and is delighted to join the Music Together community here!  Her background is in professional theatre, ...

Amy Lindquist

My name is Amy Lindquist. I’m originally from Montana. I married a Minnesotan and have lived here now for more than a decade. Music has always been a big part of my life.  In high school...

Beth Gusenius

Beth is a classically trained singer with a rock and roll heart and has been involved with music of all genres for as long as she can remember. She studied vocal performance at Gustavus Adolphus C...

Rachel Gabriel

Rachel Gabriel encourages creative expression through the power of storytelling and the complex beauty of the human voice. Throughout her life, she has participated in a variety of music groups, i...

Jon

Jon DeVries has been involved in music for as long as he can remember. Growing up, he was involved in solo and group music in choirs, school band, and a high school garage band. He was in marching...

Noah Lee

Hi, I'm Noah and I'm happy to begin the second generation of Ensemble Music teachers!  Being that my mom is the director, Music Together has been a part of my everyday since I can remember. I...

Brooke

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Brianna

Brianna has been a life-long music maker. She has very fond memories of her parents singing to her, playing music for her, and encouraging her to pursue her interests in music from a young age. Br...

Louis

Louis transferred to Augsburg College from North Iowa Area Community College in Mason City, Iowa 2 years ago to complete his degree in music therapy and will be graduating this spring. He has been...