Colleen McGrath Lilley, center director of You and Me & Music Together, brings fifteen years of performing and teaching experience to the program. She earned her B.F.A. in music performance with honors from Carnegie Mellon University and her M.M. in opera, magna cum laude, from Boston Conservatory. She has performed worldwide as an opera singer (www.coloraturasoprano.com) and has taught all ages and levels of music over the past fifteen years. In September 2008, Colleen successfully completed the Music Together® Teacher Training and began teaching her first Music Together classes in Berlin, Germany. In 2010, she moved to St. Petersburg and opened You and Me & Music Together. Colleen is thrilled to have found a second career she believes in so passionately. Music has deeply impacted her life in many positive ways and she seeks to influence her class participants similarly with this outstanding program.
Music Together a family music program for children aged 0-5 and their adult caregivers. Our program is founded on over 25 years of early childhood music development research and supports not only music learning but cognitive, language, gross motor and social development in children. Each semester comes with new music we use throughout the course of that term. Families receive a songbook and CD set of the music we’ll be using and are given tips on incorporating music outside of the classroom as well as being led through activities by a trained teacher once weekly. Classes last 45 minutes and contain segments of song, rhythm, movement and instrument play. The kids only know they’re having a wonderful time and the grownups do too!