Meet the teachers of Music Together of Portland -- your guides to musical family fun!
Our teachers come from all sorts of backgrounds, but they're united by a common passion: Sharing music with children and families!
All of our teachers have successfully completed the Music Together® Teacher Training, which is built on research in early childhood and music development. They receive ongoing support and keep their skills fresh through songs and skills workshops, teacher newsletters, training videos, and advanced trainings offered by Music Together Worldwide.
Click on any teacher's name below to view their weekly class schedule.
Mary Beth Camp Co-Director and Teacher
Mary Beth studied voice at the Cleveland Music School Settlement and has sung all her life. After a long career as a photgrapher, she returned to her love of music. Mary Beth started the first Music Together Center in Hong Kong while living overseas. She plays ukulele and holds Music Together Certification Level 1.
Bonnie Singer Co-Director and Teacher
Bonnie Singer has Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance, a M.A. in Education and holds Music Together Certification Level 1. She has performed professionally in NYC and throughout the USA. Bonnie plays classical recorder, mandolin, folk and jazz guitar; creates vocal improvisations in a small women's group; and co-teaches vocal improvisation workshops.
Joell Bradshaw Teacher
Joell studied voice and has sung in choirs, ensembles, and musicals. With her background in ballet and jazz dancing, she infuses her Music Together classes with movement. Joell has a Master's degree in Social Work, concentrating on children and families. She also plays guitar and loves to sing with her two sons. She holds Music Together Certification Level 1.
Jimena Cabello-Salazar Teacher
Jimena is a vocalist, percussionist, and dancer with local Brazilian community music bands. With a MS in Adult Education, her background is in organizational psychology and community education. Originally from Monterey, Mexico, Jimena has been a bilingual (english/Spanish) educator in the U.S. since 2008, and is the parent of a toddler daughter.
Heather Delaney Teacher
Heather is a board-certified Music Therapist, preschool teacher, early childhood tumbling teacher, and has a strong backgroung working with children with special needs. She sings with the Choral Arts Ensemble of Portland and the Grotto Carolers and is passionate about enabling children and their families to create musical memories together.
Adam Gailiunas Teacher
Adam has been a professional musician, playing in bands and producing and recording music, for decades. He plays guitar, mandolin, piano, bass, drums, and harmonica, and gives private music lessons. Adam has been teaching Music Together in preschools in Portland for many years and loves to make music with his son.
Avery Hill Teacher
Avery is a musician, songwriter, and storyteller who performs and teaches at festivals and private venues all over the U.S. Besides teaching guitar, piano, and ukulele, she also leads music camps and retreats for both children and adults. Avery has a Masters of Education and has worked as an elementary school teacher.
Lenka Jensen Teacher
Lenka recently moved to Portland with her family from San Francisco, where she taught Music Together for 11 years. She plays ukulele, guitar, and piano; has a Masters of Education and a Master of Arts in Early Childhood; and holds Music Together Certification Level 1. We are so happy to welcome her to the Music Together of Portland community!
Betsy LeVine Teacher
Betsy worked as a preschool teacher in both Montessori and charter schools for 5 years before jumping joyously into her role as a Music Together teacher. Her love for children and natural silliness combined with singing and playing guitar helps families feel at home in her classes. She has taught Israeli folk dancing and lent her voice to bands around Portland.
Maggie Lind Teacher
Maggie plays banjo, fiddle, and guitar. Through private banjo lessons, her Portland Stringband classes, her Music Together guitar classes, and as a Music Together teacher, she inspires people to make musical community a part of their daily lives. Outside of class, Maggie calls and plays for square dances and sings with her husband, Patrick, and their two sons.
James Magraf Teacher
James is a songwriter, musician, and composer with a degree from Berklee School of Music who performs under the name James Low. He recently returned to Portland with his wife and toddler daughter after spending 4 years in Malaysia working at an international school. James is excited to help children and families discover their musical creativity.
Heidi Nelms Teacher
Heidi has cherished her work with children as a nanny, social worker, and teacher for over twenty years. She teaches music at Trillium Charter School and Rigler School and fell in love with Music Together while attending classes with her son. Heidi sings and plays bass, guitar, and drums in various bands, along with her husband.
Jennifer O'Leary Teacher
Jennifer performs and sings Broadway and Jazz selections, in choirs, musical theater productions, as a solist, and in a women's quartet. She is the Bell Choir Director at Rose City Park UMC and plays flute. A long-time Music Together parent, she is thrilled to teach the "science" behind what we do in class.
Jillian Rhodes Teacher
Jillian has sung in choirs, vocal ensembles, and garage bands and has a background in modern and social dance. Her years of experience teaching dance and creative movement and classroom teaching reflect her love of working with children. Jillian sings and plays guitar and ukulele, and loves writing silly songs with her 3-year-old daughter.
Audrey Sackett Teacher
Audrey is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory with a Master's degree in vocal performance. In addition to her performance career and appearing in local musical theater productions, Audrey teaches piano and voice, runs the children's music program at St. Michael's Episcopal Church, and teaches in elementary schools with Vibe of Portland.
Jade Strong Teacher
Jade is a Portland actor who has worked with many local companies, including Theatre Vertigo, Action/Adventure and Post 5. She now performs and tours "NoBelles", a 3 women show about female scientists who won the Nobel Prize. Jade plays autoharp and loves making music with her young daughter.
Hannah Treuhaft Teacher
Hannah is a founding Ensemble Member of Sojourn Theater, where, in addition to performing and creating, she was Education Director for many years. She taught middle school Theater and History at the Portland Jewish Academy. Hannah plays guitar and piano, and loves keeping up with and making music with her two boys.