Our Teachers

All of 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.

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Mary Aloia is the Director of the program, and a professional singer and actress. Before becoming a wife & a mommy, she could be seen on commercials, soaps & in theaters across the country. She has toured the United States with Theaterworks USA, a children's theater company and is the founder of Kidzrobics, a Manhattan-based children's dance & exercise program. Mary has studied vocal performance and theater for over 30 years. She is the proud mommy of Alexandra - 17 years old, Christopher - 16 years old, and Ava - 11 years old. They were all singing before they could talk and dancing before they could walk...thanks to Music Together®!

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Jodee Lord is the director of The Oakwood Heights Community Church Nursery School. The nurturing and loving environment that she has created at the preschool has touched hundreds of children over the years. Her reputation as a director and an early childhood educator is outstanding. Her musical background follows her roots in the church, playing the guitar and singing in various choirs throughout her life. Jodee has a bluesy voice, a folksy style, and spontaneous personality. It is an honor to have her on our terrific teaching staff!

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John Watson Stewart is an award winning international director, choreographer, writer and performer. He is the Artistic Director for both the Weathervane Theatre (NH), and ArtBridge (Central America); he is founder of WINDSOCK Theatre camp for children aged 6-16. He has performed all over this hemisphere from Off Broadway to Regional and stock. John & Mary are the co-directors of The Amazing Kids' Choir & Spotlight Children's Theatre.

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Marlaina Triolo is a veteran Music Together mom, enjoying singing & dancing & being silly with her two beautiful daughters, Priscilla & Gabriella. Marlaina's many talents include: soccer coach, assistant dance instructor and jazz & tap dancer! Marlaina's love of music began when whe was just a little girl - her dad played the keyboard & guitar - filling her home & heart with his music. Her natural musical gifts, endless energy, and kooky spirit is an inspiration to us all!

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Anne Sweeney has many years of experience as a music teacher on Staten Island, having taught Pre-K through Eighth Grade music at St. Teresa's School, and The Petrides School. Anne is a professional singer, working club dates with various bands across the tri-state area, Atlantic City and NYC. She has entertained the US Armed Forces around the world on USO tours! She is a soloist with The Richmond Choral Society and a cantor for St. Teresa's Church.

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Dave has wanted to be a musician and entertainer since age 10, when he first picked up a tennis racket the wrong way to strum along with Def Leppard videos in the early days of MTV. As an amateur musician, Dave fooled around with various marching bands, rock groups and even day jobs before “going pro” as a registered Music Together teacher in 2002. He's been known to play guitar, banjo, bass, tuba, mandolin, harmonica, drums and kazoo, though not all at the same time. Nowadays, in addition to teaching Music Together, Dave sings and plays lead guitar for The Fuzzy Lemons, the metro area’s hottest family-friendly rock band. He lives in Hoboken with his wife and son and a polydactyl cat named Morpheus.

  Kim, Marlaina or John
  Jodee, John, Kim, Marlaina or Mary