Our Teachers

Meet the Teachers of Ring-a-Ding Sing!

Our teachers come from all sorts of backgrounds, but they’re united by a common passion: Sharing music with children and families!

 

We're excited to share that Amy Spencer will be creating our video content for Music Together® Online this Spring!

 

All 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 every semester and advanced trainings offered by Music Together Worldwide.

photo Jessica Jensen

Jessica Jensen grew up in the Bucks-Mont area. She attended William Tennent High School, where her love for the performing arts blossomed in the school Concert Band, Chorale, and in the theatre program. Jessica later studied performance at Bucks County Community College while pursuing her dreams of rock and roll stardom in a local indie garage band. After years of playing in loud, smoky bars, she decided that being a rock star wasn't all it's cracked up to be. It was time to settle down and start a family. She began teaching Music Together classes 8 years ago, after attending classes with her own children.  As a lover of music and children, it was a great fit! Since then, Jessica has completed a Professional Certificate in Voice Technique and Musicianship at Berklee College of Music. She has also been awarded Certification Level I by Music Together Worldwide for achievement in musicianship, movement, parent education, and teaching the Music Together program.

     
photo Lili Levinowitz

Together with Ken Guilmartin, "Silly Lili from Philly" is the co-author of Music Together, a music and movement approach to early childhood music development for infant, toddler, preschool, and kindergarten children and their parents, teachers, and other primary caregivers. The Music Together Parent-Child curriculum is offered in over 45 countries, and In-School adaptation is being taught in both public and private schools througout the world. She is an international authority on early childhood music education and has been actively involved in teaching very young children as well as graduate students. Lili holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education, an M.M. in Music Education Research, and a Ph.D. in the Psychology of Music. She is professor emeritus at Rowan University and Director of Research for Music Together.

     
photo Amy Spencer

Amy has been associated with the Music Together brand for over 14 years as a Music Together instructor and now as a Licensed Center Director. She has been awarded Music Together Certification Level I status, having demonstrated outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy, and parent education by the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, NJ. Amy is proud to be leading Ring-a-Ding Sing! as we grow throughout suburban Philadelphia, and she continues to bring her love of singing, silliness, and family music making to every class. She is excited to bring you Music Together Online, a new learning experience designed to engage your whole family in music making while we are together at home! Amy received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree with an emphasis in Opera Performance from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005, and continues to perform opera as a member of the Chorus of Opera Company of Philadelphia. In her free time, she enjoys performing Broadway and cabaret music with her husband, and singing silly songs and lullabies with her three children. Her favorite way to sing any song - no matter the style - is on chicken noises. Try it! You're guaranteed to laugh!