Our teachers have successfully completed the live Music Together® Teacher Training, which is built on research in early childhood and music development. We keep our skills fresh through workshops and advanced trainings offered by Music Together Worldwide.
Melissa has been in love with Music Together since she started attending classes in Portland, Oregon in 2017 when her son, Miles, was nine months old. Her family had so much fun singing, dancing and making music with other families that they decided to bring this joy to families in Cloquet. Melissa attended teacher training in Vancouver, British Columbia, in April of 2019 where she gained a deeper understanding of early child musical education and development, as well as the Music Together philosophy.
Melissa is family physician at Community Memorial Hospital and loves caring for families and delivering babies! She loves singing and dancing, though is not a virtuoso by any means. She dabbles with piano and ukulele and enjoys playing drums and tambourine. Her free time is spent adventuring with her husband, Corey, and their almost 3 year old son, Miles. They love the great outdoors and are excited to explore the Northland after an amazing 10 years in Oregon.
Jodie is thrilled to become part of the Music Together community! She is excited to share with area families the experience and joy of making music. Leading in this way will be a natural extension of all her years of teaching piano, serving special needs children through music therapy and helping kids grow and learn. She is passionate about helping families share precious moments together through music! Jodie and her husband, along with her four grown kids, all share the special bond of making music and do so when they gather together. They have been known in the past as “The White Family Singers”! New to Cloquet since 2018, Jodie enjoys the area’s beautiful hiking, biking and snowshoeing trails. She also enjoys tutoring preschool students through MN Reading Corps, cooking, serving in her faith community and staying in touch with her adult children. She looks forward to meeting families and spending special time together in the musical environment provided through your Music Together classes!