Teachers

Our  teachers are passionate about music and the development of children.
They create a fun, informal, social setting that spurs engagement and supports each child's musical development.

 

 

photo Leisl Bracy

Leisl is the Director of Bracy’s Music Together. Leisl discovered her love for Music Together® after attending her first class with a friend's son, William. On that first day of class, she knew that Music Together was a wonderful fun program and that she wanted to be a part of that musical community. 
Leisl is a graduate of The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad, where she received a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and is a Level 2 Preschool teacher.
Leisl successfully completed the Music Together Teacher Training Program and is pursuing her dream of bringing the joy of family music to families throughout NYC.

 

     
photo Jelena Karanovic

Jelena is an educator, a registered Music Together teacher, and a licensed Music Together Director. She is a formally trained pianist, clarinetist, and singer. She also plays guitar and ukulele, dances, and is passionate about music and children.
After attending Music Together with her daughter Juniper for three years, she excitedly took the plunge and became a Music Together teacher herself! In her energetic and fun classes, Jelena engages with each child while supporting their musical development.

     
photo Dulce Mazoni Pereira

Dulce is a Registered Music Together Teacher. Originally from Brazil, she holds a Bachelor in Speech Language Pathology ,a field that she worked for years in her Country. But after experiencing motherhood, (she is a mother of two girls), she discovered the joy of teaching music. Music has always being part of her life. She started learning recorder and piano at a young age. Today she sings and  plays the keyboard, as part of a Worship Team in her local Church.
She has been teaching music to children in a after-school program, and Mommy and Me classes for over 5 years in Queens.
She is passionate about music and children, and she consider herself  a blessed person to be able to combine both on daily basis!
 

     
photo Mia DeJesus

Mia is a contemporary vocalist. She graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Professional Music. Mia was thrilled when she discovered Music Together in 2007, the program combines both of her love's which are music and teaching children. Through Music Together, she's taught a variety of classes which include; babies, mixed ages, preschool classes and at a special needs preschool. Mia is a registered Music Together teacher, a registered Canta y Baila Conmigo teacher and plays guitar. Mia also has two daughters, Sofia and Viviana.

     
photo Lisbeth Telhomme

Lisbeth is a Registered Music Together Teacher and comes from a musical family. Music has always been a big part of her life. Always singing on the way to school or while playing in the park or doing anything at all. Her first concert was at the age of 2 to see her favorite musical group, Sharon Lois and Bram.
At age 5, she was introduced to the piano. She played clarinet in middle school and guitar in high school. Now as a mother herself, she has discovered the joy of making music through Music Together. She's driven to lead classes for the benefit of early childhood development, motor skills, language skills, basic music competence and most of all fun.  
Lis is excited about sharing music with a future generation of music makers and  has been with the Music Together program for 2+ years. She is passionate about music and the benefits it has on the smallest among us and our families and can't wait to join the next generation on their musical journey.

     
photo Alicia Anthony

Alicia Anthony is currently in her 16th year as a Music Together teacher. She teaches at several Music Together centers including Eastside Westside Music Together, City Sounds Music Together, and at Apple Seeds NYC in Chelsea. The multi-talented actor/singer/songwriter/graphic designer/yarn-based designer/entrepreneur began performing in her home town of Detroit, Michigan. In high school, Alicia performed daily for children as part of a touring repertory theater. She also wrote and directed her first play and participated in various productions. Alicia relocated to New York City to pursue an acting and writing career in theater. After appearing in a play and having one of her plays produced in graduate school, she won a prestigious playwriting award. Alicia also appeared in several soap operas.

As an actor, Alicia has delighted audiences of all ages in a variety of interactive theatrical events including the long-running Off Broadway show "Murdered By The Mob."

After graduate school, she became more involved in music and began performing as a jazz and R&B singer. She was the lead singer of a band and she has written numerous songs.

During her time as a Music Together teacher, Alicia has thrilled children and adults alike with her creative, rhythmic, and funky style. She uses her background in dance in her classes and enjoys choreographing. In 2008, Alicia became an entrepreneur. She taught herself the basics of graphic design and began creating designs for her slogans and concepts for t-shirts, bags, greeting and note cards, and other items. In 2010, Alicia started a line of knit and crochet fashion accessories. She sells her graphic designs and handcrafted yarn- and fabric-based accessories online and at various craft markets in the New York area.

Alicia doesn't create to live--she lives to create! She thanks her family for their unending support. Alicia is grateful she has been able to share her creative gifts with so many.