Our Teachers

All of our teachers create a fun, informal, social setting that spurs engagement and supports each child's musical development.

Jemilla, Jelena, and Jinah teach our Music Together® Classes, and Gisela teaches Canta y Baila Conmigo®.

due to an injury, Naomi is currently unable to teach.

 

photo Naomi

Naomi Weinberger has been doing Music Together since 1994 and became a Registered Music Together instructor in 1999. In 2010, The Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, NJ awarded Naomi Music Together Certification Level 1 and in 2015 Naomi completed her Certification Level II status for outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy, and parent education. To date, Naomi has taught over 2000 children from local Brooklyn families since 1999. She continues to receive ongoing training from the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, NJ in the form of workshops and seminars throughout the year. Naomi is a classically trained singer and piano player with degrees in architecture and industrial design from Yale and Pratt respectively. She has four children of her own ages 18 to 24. All four of her children attended Kiddie Korner Preschool. Naomi lives in harmony with her family including husband, Michael, who is an attorney. On December 19, 2017, Naomi fell off her bicycle and shattered her femur. She's been able to be in the classroom intermittently and thanks all the love she has received from the Music Together community during her convalescence.  Naomi hopes to return to teaching full time spring 2019.

     
photo Jemilla

Jemilla Mulvihill became a registered Music Together teacher in 2011. Jemilla has performed as a singer and composer in NYC and San Francisco in small jazz ensembles.  After graduating from LaGardia High School of Music and Art as a vocal major, she received a BFA in jazz vocal performance from the New School in NYC.  She presently teaches piano to beginner students and sings on a regular basis with her son, Cullen.  Jemilla and Cullen took Naomi's classes for over 3 years. Jemilla is an expert yoga practitioner and teacher and will occasionally slip a yoga pose into her choreography. 

 

     
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photo Jelena Karanovik

Jelena Karanovic 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, ukulele, dances, and thoroughly enjoys the philosophy and practice of Music Together. After attending Music Together with her daughter Juniper for three years, she excitedly took the plunge and became a Music Together teacher herself! Through her energetic and fun classes, Jelena engages with each child while supporting their musical development. She also has experience in teaching all ages and is thrilled to help build a live music-making community in Boerum Hill!

     
photo Gisela Yanez

Gisela grew up in Veracruz, Mexico.  She received her Music Together and Canta y Baila certifications in 2017.  She brings with her a life-long love of music and has decades of experience singing in church.  She is a choir director and she leads the congregation in song with her guitar.  She is also a teacher of faith formation. Gisela lives in brooklyn in harmony with her husband and 3 children ages 9, 18, and 24.  

     
photo Jinah Park

Jinah Park became a registered Music Together teacher in 2018. Jinah is a professionally trained pianist who has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the United states and in her native country, South Korea. She is a co-founder and a member of the piano faculty of The Brooklyn Music Studio, a successful Suzuki philosophy based music program in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Jinah has built an extensive career as a piano teacher and also as an early childhood music educator. She previously taught at The School for Strings in the Early Childhood Program and she was the head of the Suzuki Program at The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.  Jinah and her daughter, Noa took Naomi’s music together classes for 4 years. Noa, now at age 6 studies Cello and she continues to love singing and dancing to the Music Together songs.