Our Teachers

All of our staff members are passionate about music and the development of children.  Our Teachers create a fun, informal, yet informative setting that spurs engagement and supports each child's musical development.  

photo Lizz Hodgin Weihrauch, Director

Lizz Hodgin Weihrauch, Director of MusicalMe, Inc. is a professional opera singer and musical theater performer who has performed locally, in the San Francisco Bay Area, in New York City, and beyond. Lizz has studied Early Childhood Education at Cabrillo and earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theater (Acting Emphasis) from UCSC. She has studied voice with some very gifted teachers, among them: Adrienne Angel, Blanche Thebom, and her best teacher ever, her Mom.

She is also Daniel's Mom!

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photo Bonnie Holmer-Orange (B4G classes & Active Sub)

Bonnie Holmer-Orange grew up in a singing family, belting out songs with her Mom and siblings at every opportunity. She joined her first choir at age 5 and by age 9 was performing duets on stage with her brother. She prefers any fun song, including children’s songs, campfire or traditional songs. Bonnie spent 6 years as a camp counselor, and naturally assumed the roll of song leader for the camp.

Bonnie’s first degree is in Early Child Education. She taught preschool in Santa Cruz for 4 years during her young adult years and loves the toddler years. Bonnie’s second degree is in health education, with a specialty in adult learning.

Bonnie discovered Music Together® when her twins were 4 months old. She instantly fell in love with MT, and recognized it as the perfect blend of her many loves: music, working with young children and adult education. When her 3rd child was a year old, Bonnie became a Music Together teacher in Santa Cruz. She took the MT program with her when she moved to Indonesia where she lived for 8 years. Now back in Santa Cruz, Bonnie is excited to be back on the team with MusicalMe.

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photo Camille Couture

Camille Couture has been teaching, living and loving Music Together for over 10 years.  She holds a Master of Arts in Choral Conducting from the University of Washington, sings in the Santa Cruz-based vocal group Ariose and is the chorus manager for WomenSing.  Her finest work however, happens when accompanying her daughter, Madison, while Maddy plays the melody of "Heart and Soul", or when singing "My Favorite Things" together.  Music Together has been the soundtrack of family life in Camille's home and she can't wait to bring this incredibly rich and joyous musical program into the lives of the children and grown-ups in her classes.

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photo Devi Bricker

B.A. Modern Dance, UCLA; M.A. Counseling Psychology, JFKU. Devi has taught Music Together for almost 20 years and is a level II certified teacher! and is a level II certified teacher. Before moving back to the Bay Area in 2020, she was a center director for 17 years in Santa Fe, NM. Devi also works full time for Music Together Worldwide, as an International Teacher Trainer, Workshop Leader and Program Specialist. Devi has two daughters, one in college and one in middle school. She loves dancing, cooking, making music, and learning new things, no matter how long it takes. She's delighted to make Music Together with you and your children.

     
photo Elizabeth Torres

With 17 years of Music Together experience, Elizabeth cannot imagine her life without it. Elizabeth is a professional saxophonist and a composer. She is a graduate of Music Together's prestigious Certification Level Two training where just over 100 teachers in the country have achieved this certification. She studied intensely with the founders of Music Together; Ken Guilmartin and Lili Levinowitz. She holds a B.A. in Music from UCSC and has taught music both privately and in elementary schools to children in grades Kindergarten through 8th.

In her free time she likes to hike in the mountains surrounding Santa Cruz and to swim with the Cruzers swim team. In the summer, you can find Elizabeth at one of her favorite beaches reading a book or people watching on Westcliff. She also plays saxophone in Aza with Teacher Genoa. Aza is a 6 piece Moroccan/North African band that tours internationally.

"My vision as a Music Together Teacher is to empower parents to be musical with their children and have it be as natural as speaking to them." -Teacher Elizabeth

"Elizabeth is full of life and energy and goes out of her way to include and engage all students in her class.  My two daughters LOVE music class and love teacher Elizabeth!" -Alicia M. DeRollo


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photo Diana Davidson

Diana Davidson, a life-long singer and dancer born in Mexico City, holds an M.Ed. from the University of Virginia in Curriculum and Instructional Design and a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles in World Arts and Cultures. Diana served as a bilingual and Spanish Immersion elementary school teacher for 10 years in San Diego, Salinas, and Arlington, VA. She has many years of experience working with children ages 0-10 in areas of art, language instruction, music, fitness, and dance. She is a certified Canta y Baila Conmigo® teacher and has been teaching the program since 2016.  Diana also successfully completed the Music Together Teaching Workshop developed by the Center for Music and Young Children, Princeton, New Jersey in Alexandria, Virginia in 2007 and her Music Together Certification Level 1 in 2013. Diana is the proud mom of two singing-dancing daughters (ages 14 and 9). 

     
photo Shannon Marie Kerr

Shannon Marie Kerr is a Santa Cruz native. Raised in the San Lorenzo Valley area, Shannon spent her early years in dance class and on the MCT (Mountain Community Theater) stage. She began choreographing plays for Santa Cruz's Little Peoples Repertory Theatre at the age of 12. Shannon went on to pursue professional acting in NYC in 2001, where she resided for 9 years. She quickly became a member of the Screen Actor's Guild and The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. A long time lover of musical theatre, and children's education, Shannon had the gift of directing and choreographing her first full production of Alice in Wonderland for SCPA earlier this year. She is currently choreographing some numbers for MCT's Spamalot. Shannon is truly blessed and excited to be among the gifted teachers of MMI.

(Photo credit by Donald Kerns)

 

     
photo Katlynn Rhyne

Katlynn Hoegel has been singing since the time she could speak, and has been performing for audiences since the age of 3. She began music training at the age of 6 with piano lessons, and then later voice and guitar. Her experiences are diverse, but it's her enthusiasm and love for music that radiates joy to those she works with.

For over 10 years, Katlynn has been leading music with children and youth in various capacities including: Church Sunday School, Summer Camp, Youth band, YMCA Kid's Corner, and Youth Encounter: large group meetings for all ages. Outside of Music Together, she works for a preschool in Santa Clara and also directs a touring High School Youth Choir at a local Church. She loves Mexican food and coffee and enjoys spending time at the beach with friends and family. She truly loves teaching Music Together. It is the joy of her life and hopes to continue for many years to come.


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