Teachers

Music Together® teachers undergo an intensive training through Music Together® LLC and the Princeton Center for Music and Young Children to become registered Music Together teachers.  Teachers continue to receive the latest research from the field with ongoing Music Together workshops before the start of each new session. We create a fun, informal, social setting that spurs engagement and supports each child's musical development. 

photo Jennifer Huntley

MIXED AGES FAMILY CLASSES
Jennifer comes from a musical family in Connecticut and grew up playing piano and cello and studying voice. She minored in Vocal Performance at New York University and performed in a number of recitals in New York. She spent ten years as a journalist, anchoring the morning news for CBS News in New Orleans. She was part of a team of journalists that won a Peabody Award for coverage of Hurricane Katrina. She also fell in love with New Orleans jazz during her time in NOLA! As the center director for Music Together of Olympia, Jennifer hopes to bring out the musical talents in all of us and have fun at the same time. She loves the premise of Music Together - that all children are musical - and looks forward to singing with you and your kids! Jennifer serves on the board of the Olympia Family Theater and is thrilled to support opportunities for young people to both watch and participate in the arts. Her two kids have been through the Music Together program and love music!

     
photo Kimberly Flowers

MIXED AGES FAMILY CLASSES
Kim is a life-long music lover who began studying the piano in elementary school. From there she learned to play the clarinet, alto sax, bassoon, french horn, trumpet, and flute. She performed with the Capital Area Youth Symphony and Olympia High School jazz and marching bands. Kim continued to play alto sax for the Santa Clara University pep band where she traveled with the women's basketball team. At Santa Clara, Kim majored in English but also studied vocal performance and sang with the church choir. After graduating, she worked as an Accreditation Manager for the Washington State Patrol and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Program while moonlighting as a wedding singer. Kim became a full-time mom in 2008 and has sung countless lullabies to her children, Clara and Mickey. Together they attended Music Together with Teacher Jen. Kim is thrilled to be a part of Music Together and is looking forward to sparking a love of music with a new generation.

     
photo Ben Kapp

GUITAR FOR GROWNUPS
Ben Kapp is a composer and performer with diverse musical interests. His passion for music creation leads him in many directions: rock, pop, experimental, theatrical, and the highly unusual. Since the age of 16, he has been a touring musician performing across the continental United States, Europe and Northern Africa. He’s been a collaborator in many rock and pop bands, composing and performing on numerous studio albums for bands such as: Angelo Spencer, Desolation Wilderness, Malaikat Dan Singa, Calvin Johnson, and Kimya Dawson. Ben received his Bachelor of Arts from 
The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wa, where he studied composition and performance with composer Arun Chandra. He holds a Master in Music Composition from Michigan State University, where he studied with composer Mark Sullivan. He is currently employed at The Olympia Waldorf School and loves working with kids K-8. Ben is excited to sing and play with families in the Music Together program.