Our Teachers

photo Lenka Zbruz, director

Lenka loves making music more than anything else. Since early childhood she has always been involved in one musical project or another - singing in choirs, playing the piano and the guitar. She got to know and grew to love the Music Together program when she worked as a nanny and brought different children in her care to MT classes. She became a Music Together trained and registered teacher in 2007 and taught with her own son in her lap for 2 years. She has found that not only is she able to see the music through the eyes of the children thanks to this, but also can better relate to the grown ups in class who have their hands full.

Lenka's son Filip is now 9 years old and fluent in three languages -  Czech, English and the language of music. He is the living proof of how much a child who has been exposed to a rich musical environment on an ongoing basis will thrive in different areas of development. In August 2010, The Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, NJ awarded Lenka Music Together Certification Level I status for outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy, and parent education. Lenka completed the "Introduction To Dalcroze" course at The Dalcroze Institute of Bard College in June 2012. Becoming an owner and director of Music Together of Belmont in 2014 was a fulfillment of her long time dream. Lenka teaches many mixed age classes, but also specializes in a Pre-crawling Babies class for infants under 8 months of age. She teaches in several preschools and loves to entertain children's musical birthday parties on weekends. 

     
photo Alison Callahan

Alison has been singing her whole life. Even as a young girl in NYC she sang in various choruses and performed throughout the city and beyond. She continues to sing in an adult chorus today. Alison majored in music and psychology with a concentration in vocal performance at Boston College where she also performed with an a cappella group. She then received her Masters degree in Musicology and Women's Studies from Brandeis University. Throughout her studies she continued her other love of working with children in various musical, creative movement and educational capacities.

After Brandeis she decided her passion was with children and became a Lead teacher for a Pre-K program in Newton. She thrived in this setting and continued for 5 years until she started her own family in 2008. Alison signed up for Music Together with her 4 month old baby boy in the Fall of 2008 and she was hooked! They continued for almost five consecutive years and introduced her newborn daughter in 2012. She was eager to finally get certified as a Music Together teacher in March 2015. Alison is excited about this tremendous journey of combining her loves of singing, music and children and to meeting many new families.

     
photo Bee Fortin

Bee has been a Music Together® trained and registered teacher since 2001 and was the owner and director of Music Together of Belmont 2002 - 2013. Before she learned about Music Together, Bee worked for nine years as a classroom teacher with preschoolers of all ages. She has also been designing and implementing music enrichment programs in preschools since 2000. Bee studies voice, plays the guitar and the keyboard, and is trained in music theory and music improvisation skills. She has studied at the Longy School of Music, where she completed the level one certification in the Dalcroze method of music education. Bee is taking time off from teaching this year, but enjoys having a presence in a consulting role, working closely with the new director of Music Together of Belmont, Lenka Zbruz.