Our Teachers and Staff

 

All of our teachers are passionate about music and the development of children.
They create a fun and informal social setting that spurs engagement and supports each child's musical development.

 

photo Beth

Beth Crespan served as the Director of Music Together of Marin for almost 20 years. She is a certified Music Together® teacher and professional early childhood music specialist. Beth loves to sing, play guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolin and violin. Since childhood Beth has been passionate about making music and performing. Her love for music and children shines bright in all the classes she teaches.

     
photo Cristal

Cristal, Owner/Director, has been a part of the Music Together family for over 12 years. Cristal's rich background in music, dance and child development, allow her to serve her community with a creative outlook and playful nature. Having worked with children for over 20 years, her greatest joy is introducing the many expressions of music, movement and narrative to children of all ages. Cristal has successfully completed the Teacher Workshop developed by the Center for Music and Young Children, Princeton, New Jersey and is a Registered Music Together Teacher. Her other professional affiliations include The Children's Music Network and Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

     
photo Chloe

Chloe is a mom to two young Music Together pupils. The joy of attending these classes with her children inspired Chloe to become a certified Music Together Teacher. She is also a singer/songwriter with degrees in Education and Sociology. She believes that music is the best therapy and loves sharing this passion with children and their families.

     
photo Jen

Jen Rund is a Waldorf certified early childhood educator and musician. She began playing music at a young age, beginning with the recorder, and moving to cello,clarinet, piano, and guitar. She currently plays electric bass and sings in several Bay Area groups. She also likes to play some guitar & ukulele in class. Jen has worked with infants - 6 year olds in various classroom settings for the past 10 years, and is excited to bring together two of her passions - music and children. Jen believes we are all musical beings, that music is all of our birthright. Her intent is to inspire people of all ages to enjoy creating music, and through music, sharing community. She infuses her class with rich American musical heritage of blues, jazz, funk and R &B, that she has spent so absorbing as a professional bass player. Jen is a registered Music Together teacher through the Center for Music and Young Children (CMYC), Princeton, NJ.

     
photo Lizz

Lizz has been working with children & adolescents in schools, hospitals, day treatment centers, summer camps, and in their homes, for more than 30 years. She has Bachelor's degrees in both Piano, and Music Therapy, and a Master's degree in Creative Arts Therapy. She enjoys playing the piano and guitar, writing songs for children. Her sense of humor and playfulness makes learning fun and has allowed her to create activities for children to express their feelings, develop self-esteem, and social skills.

Currently Lizz is a Registered Music Therapist and Registered Music Together Teacher. She provides children with Special Needs fun and innovative approaches that include music-making, dance, art, expressive drama, and puppetry within therapy. To connect with her for assessment, feedback or in-home support, please contact her at lizzdomash@comcast.net.

Lizz looks forward to bringing families together in a fun and supportive environment, bringing out the joy in each participant!