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.

photo Jennie Mulqueen

Jennie's Bio

     
photo Jana Kahn, Director

Jana Kahn was born and raised in Canada and grew up with European parents who loved to sing and play music.  Singing in the choir and participating in theater arts throughout her school years, Jana is excited about the opportunity to share her love of music with Music Together® families.  Jana plays the guitar and has enjoyed participating in Music Together classes with her two daughters for several years.

     
photo Adrienne Perfetuo

Adrienne Perfetuo, B.A. in Dance and Performance Studies from Roger Williams University . Adrienne came to South Shore Conservatory to teach creative movement and drama in the kindergarten and preschool programs, and joined the Music Together teaching team in Fall 2007. She has been studying dance since 1987, from Ballet to Jazz, Tap to Hip Hop, although her main focus is Modern and Creative dance. She is also an accomplished figure skater. Teaching and choreography are huge passions for Adrienne, but her first love is teaching children. "Working with children is so fulfilling and rewarding, there isn't anything I would rather do!"

     
photo Su D'Ambrosio

Assunta "Su" D'Ambrosio holds an MM from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, a BA in Music from Smith College, and Orff certification from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. At South Shore Conservatory she is the preschool and kindergarten classroom music specialist, as well as teacher for Drum! Sing! Dance!, Instrument Sampler and Recorder Time! She taught general and instrumental music in public schools for 17 years, most recently as an instrumental music specialist for Norwell Public Schools. Before taking the position as early childhood department chair, Su also taught preschool and kindergarten music at Kids Port Learning Center in Plymouth, where she lives with her husband, Bob, and her two daughters, Maria and Rosa. In 2007 Su became manager of the Conservatory's Home School Arts Institute.

     
photo Emily Browder Melville

B.A., Reed College. M.M. with Honors, Longy School of Music. Certificate in Voice Movement Therapy, VMT Institute. Current coursework in Music Therapy at Anna Maria College. Recitals at the Music at the Cloud Series, UMass Dartmouth Chamber Series, and Paine Hall at Harvard University. Former member and soloist with the Cantata Singers. Soloist and ensemble appearance with Boston Vocal Artists and New England Voices. Performances with soprano duo Ensemble O at the Harare International Festival for the Arts in Zimbabwe and in the Boston Early Music Festival. Faculty: Tunefoolery, an ensemble of musicians with mental illness, and Mystic Valley Music Together, the Medford-based center of the nation-wide family music program. Member of NSM’s Vocal Ensemble in Residence, E.S.P.

     
  Meg Durkin

     
  Ed Sorrentino

     
  Karen Peterson

     
photo Christina McSharry
     
  Cynthia Toffoloni

     
photo Tracy Durso