Our Teachers

photo Leigh Mamlin


Leigh has been teaching Music Together® classes for nearly a decade. Several years ago, she obtained her Certification 1 in Music Together instruction.  Passing the hurdle of Cert 1 signifies that an instructor understands, conveys, and accurately implements Music Together's instructional goals.  

Leigh is the mother of two children, and a veteran Music Together parent. She has played guitar most of her life--the pinnacle of her study was as a student of Aaron Shearer at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.  As Shearer's student, Leigh helped him to edit his last series of technique books, Learning the Classic Guitar. She has taught private guitar lessons for more than 20 years. Leigh holds two masters degrees: one in arts administration and the other in education.

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photo Sarah Morris

Sarah Morris became a registered Music Together teacher in November of 2013. While her general background is in dance and theater, she is a certified Dance Educator and also received a degree in cognitive psychology from OSU. She worked as a substitute teacher for a number of years in the Columbus Public School system and taught after-school dance and yoga classes at Indianola Informal K-8 for over 6 years. Since attending the weekly classes as a new mom with her first daughter back in 2010, the Music Together philosophy has been a crucial centerpiece of her family's life. Music Together continues to open new pathways into the way she views and understands the inter-connectedness of movement, music, and child development as a whole. She continues to attend classes as a mom with her twin daughters, starting the Music Together journey all over again!
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photo Natalie Shoemaker

Before becoming a Music Together teacher, Natalie earned a degree in Elementary Education and taught kindergarten. Natalie has taught Music Together classes in Indiana and Ohio since 2008. With experience in both directing and teaching (Michiana Music Together and Bloom! Music and Movement Centre), she has come to value the philosophy behind this great program.

As a second generation Music Together teacher, Natalie loves that she is passing on music to her three kids (and their Mimi is thrilled, as well). She grew up singing in church and playing various instruments in band and percussion ensembles through high school and college. Most of all, Natalie appreciates the joys and challenges music brings to her family and those she teaches.

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