Our Staff

  Introducing our teachers and behind-the-scenes staff! 

"What we are teaches the child far more than what we say, so we must be what we want our children to  become."    

 ~Joseph Chilton Pearce (Teaching Children to Love)

   Santa Rosa Area Music Together Teachers are the cream of the crop! All are experienced and talented musicians who are passionate about music and, more importantly, about supporting your child's musical journey. During their classes, they create a fun, informal, musically rich social setting that supports the varied learning styles of both children and adults. Each of our teachers brings the highest skill and the deepest commitment to their work - so you can expect to get as much out of the class as your child!


   All teachers have completed the Music Together   Teacher Training (25 hours), developed by the Center for Music and Young Children , Princeton, New Jersey, and Ginger has also participated in CMYC's Certification Program for outstanding achievement in teaching and articulating the program. All have also received internships and/or mentoring from experienced Music Together directors.

   Also, every semester, our teachers update their skills in professional workshops covering not only musical elements but also child development, different learning styles, and classroom management. Teachers receive ongoing support and development through the above-mentioned workshops, certification training, teachers' newsletters, and an international exchange of ideas through very lively online social media groups.

   We know that in addition to the rich experience your child receives each week, you'll appreciate the warm support and depth you get in class.  

   Our teachers make music learning fun for the whole family!



Our Teaching Staff, here with Gerry "Uncle Gerry" Dignan and "Aunt Denise" after a September 2018 Family Singalong Concert

Ginger Parish, Director


Certified (Level I) Teacher

Ginger directs our program, and also teaches

Mixed-age, Babies Only, and Generations classes.

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Ginger's page.

Tom "Star Tom" McCurry

Registered Teacher

Tom teaches

Mixed-age and

Guitar for Grown-ups 


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Tom's page.

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Lanie Wieland

Registered Teacher

Lanie teaches Rhythm Kids and Mixed-age classes.

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Lanie's page.

Dena Seidenfeld

Miracle Worker, 

Administrative Assistant,


Juggler of Three Children.