Our Teachers

   

photo Dan Vonnegut

Dan Vonnegut began playing the drums and guitar when he was nine years old. He studied music at University of Miami and Indiana University (where he earned a BA in jazz music and culture.) For the past ten years, he has been a professional, freelance drummer and multi-instrumental music teacher in New York City. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two young children (who love music!)and is happy to be teaching Music Together®!

     
photo Alicia Anthony

Alicia has been teaching Music Together® for six years and is also an actor, a jazz/R&B vocalist, an award-winning playwright, and a songwriter. A native of Michigan, Alicia toured with a children’s repertory theatre in Detroit. She has sung with the Harlem School of the Arts Jazz Vocal Ensemble and for the past two years has been the vocal arranger for "New York Sings." She has performed with many bands, in several soap operas, and has delighted audiences of all ages in a variety of interactive theatrical events.

     
photo William Berg
“Mr. Bill” has been teaching Music Together classes since the summer of 2002, and has been fortunate to take his skills and joy of music-making to various parts of the country, teaching in and around New York City, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas.  The son of a music teacher, performer and jazz lover, Bill has long enjoyed a wide variety of musical influences. He is an actor, performer and improviser who loves to sing and dance any time he gets the chance. Deeply inspired by the freedom, spontaneity, and sense of wonder within children of all ages, Bill works (and plays) to keep that childlike spirit alive in himself and in his classes. His classes are high-energy celebrations of music and movement where everyone's bound to leave with a smile on their faces and a little more spring in their step.
     
photo Jessie White

Jessie, a proud mom, has been teaching with us for the last 4 years! She is a professionallly trained Music Together teacher, with a theater and dance backround. Her creativity and adventurous spirit will keep you and your child engaged and on your toes all semester long! In addition to teaching, she is a singer/songwriter and has been peforming in NYC for the last ten years. You can check her music out at: www.myspace.com/jessiewhite as well as her music with trio Tres Leches. www.myspace.com/treslechesmusic. With her musical experience and love for children, Jessie has a faithful following and her classes fill fast!

     
photo Christine Gabel

Christine Long Gabel is a 4th generation music teacher. She is excited to be joining the Music Together family with Dan and Heather. As a child, Christine grew up playing Suzuki cello, as well singing, dancing and acting on stage. She received a B.F.A in Theatre from Western Kentucky University in 1996. Arriving in NYC in 1998, Christine has performed at the Gallery Players, with the Village Light Opera Group and various other performing groups. Since 2002, Christine has been teaching 3-5 year olds in the preschool setting. She completed her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College City University of New York. However, Christine’s most rewarding experience comes from being a mom. Singing with her daughter brings her pure joy and happiness. Christine first became involved with Music Together as a parent and quickly got hooked onto the method and the music. “It is a perfect fit for me, combining my love of music and movement with teaching. I love what I’m doing.” Christine lives in Kensington, Brooklyn with her husband Adam and daughter Maddie.