Our Teachers


photo Jessica Day

Licensed Director, and certified Music Together® teacher, Jessica, originally from Montreal, Quebec, first came to Music Together® in 2008 through her pursuit to share her love of music with her own children. She then completed her own training with Music Together® in Hingham, MA at the South Shore Conservatory. She believes music is one of the greatest gifts a parent can give a child and that music creates a strong foundation for all other learning. She received a B.F.A. in Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design and an M.F.A. in Education from Boston University.

Jessica has been involved with music from a young age participating in musical theater and playing guitar and singing in choirs. Over the years, she has recorded and performed with various musicians in Canada.

To be a part of strengthening family bonds and establishing a foundation for a lifetime of music is a great gift and joy. Teaching Music Together® provides her with the opportunity to share her love of singing, dancing, guitar playing, and drumming (pure fun!).
"At home, hardly a day goes by without my kids and I dancing around the house and creating silly lyrics/sounds/movements to a song.”

Jessica is passionate about music, teaching and the development of children. She creates a fun, informal, social setting that spurs engagement and supports each child's musical development.

 Photo by Marti Stone

     
photo Ursula Crosslin

Ursula Crosslin has trained and worked as a music educator, performer, and researcher, finishing a bachelor's degree in piano performance with a minor in vocal performance at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, and a master's degree and completing coursework for a Ph.D. in historical musicology at The Ohio State University. She moved to Maine in the fall of 2014 and came to Music Together soon thereafter with her children, who are five and one. She says she was "utterly delighted to see my girls respond to the music and the community that Jess creates in her classes--not to mention I was enjoying the music and having fun too! I was drawn to the playful pedagogy of the Music Together approach, and I am excited to join in as an instructor!"

     
photo BJ Kopishke

BJ came to Music Together® for the first time in 2011 with her twins, Tanner and Abigail and hasn’t left yet!  Born and raised in Caribou, Maine, BJ received her degree in Elementary Education from the University of Maine at Farmington in 2000 and taught 3rd grade for ten years in Washington, ME.

BJ has been in many community theater productions through the years and has been a member of the Penobscot Bay Ringers handbell choir since 2009.  She recently completed the Music Together® teacher training in Hingham, MA, at the South Shore Conservatory and is excited and grateful for the opportunity to pass on the joy that her children have gotten from their Music Together experience over the past two years to other young children in mid-coast Maine.

     
photo Megan Rogers

Megan Rogers was introduced to Music Together in the fall of 2012 when she took her son Otto to a class. She was drawn to the diversity of music and styles offered and the community that was formed through the ten weeks. She attended the Music Together teacher training in Hingham, MA at the South Shore Conservatory in August 2013 and it so excited to be teaching.

Megan plays the mandolin and a bit of guitar and has been singing all her life. Her father Bob Stuart is a folk musician and songwriter and the pair perform around the midcoast, although a bit less regularly since having her son in 2011. She is still developing her mandolin and guitar skills and is learning the ukulele and the fiddle so you’ll see some different instruments throughout the class.

“I love having instruments all around the house. It’s very freeing to just play whatever you fancy whenever the spirit takes you; it’s a little like a rock opera at our house sometimes, which is fun.”

Megan earned her Bachelor of Arts from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. After living in England for three years, Megan is excited to bring her son up in the community where she was raised close to family and the ocean. She has been the Outreach and Program Coordinator at the Coastal Children’s Museum in Rockland since it’s opening at Sharp’s Point South in July of 2009.