Our Teachers

Center Director Lisa Hearns is passionate about music and the development of children.  She believes that Music Together® is more than just a "mommy and me" class.  Lisa and her teachers create a fun, informal, social setting that spurs engagement and supports each child's musical development.  We hope you'll come sample a class this Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter, and see for yourself why Music Together is the most well loved early childhood music and movement program.

photo Lisa Hearns

Center Director/Teacher 

Lisa Hearns has been teaching music for twenty years, and is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA.  The daughter of two music teachers Lisa began singing and playing music at an early age. Lisa had the support and guidance of her mother who played professionally and taught piano for many years, and her father who taught singing at Boston University and later Lesley College.  Her training continued as a young woman, studying trumpet, piano, guitar and voice privately.  Lisa began playing professionally first in the New York tri-state area in the late 80's, then received her Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee.  While working toward her degree in Boston, Lisa began performing jazz, and teaching music privately.  She continues to work as a jazz vocalist, and has released two professional recordings.  Her latest recording has received airplay across the country on jazz radio, and was produced by 7 time Grammy award winning producer Elliot Scheiner. 

Before opening Tiny Voices Music Together, Lisa apprenticed with Lili Levinowitz, PhD, Director of Research, Music Together, LLC and Coauthor of Music Together.  Lisa is excited about offering this program to families in the Matawan/Aberdeen area, and is dedicated to sharing the gift of music with her students.  In September 2013 Lisa received her Certification Level I for teaching mastery of Music Together, and she received her Certification Level II, Music Together's highest level of advanced certification in August, 2016.

     
photo Elana Eng

Elana Eng became a Music Together mom in 2001, when her eldest child was a year old. With the birth of her second child, Elana continued classes with her children. When her first two children aged out of the program she took the Music Together training (2006) and taught for several years with both Music Together and Musikgarten programs in Monmouth and Mercer counties.

Elana has a great love for music making of all kinds, and singing. Over the course of nine years she has studied various instruments including piano, organ and clarinet. She still actively plays the clarinet, and has been involved in playing hand bells for 15 years. She can currently be seen playing with the hand bell choir of St. Thomas More Church of Manalapan. Elana also sings in two all-female choirs, including her church choir at St. Mary's Church in Colts Neck, and Upper Octave, which pairs with the New Jersey Gay Men's Chorus seasonally for their concerts.

In 2012 Elana had her third child, and took a break from teaching to once more become a parent participant.  Elana is very excited to teach the Music Together program and we are very excited to have her as part of our Tiny Voices Music Together, and share in helping us bring this wonderful program to the communities that we serve.

     
photo Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams is a trained Soprano soloist, choral, and musical theater singer hailing from Westminster Choir College, graduating with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education in 2013. An avid choral singer, she sang with The Westminster Symphonic Choir, Williamson Voices, and The Westminster Choir while receiving her bachelors degree. Michelle first learned about Music Together through colleagues in college and attended Music Together training in 2013. She is passionate about giving young children the opportunity to engage with music in a meaningful way. Michelle is currently working as an elementary music teacher in Woodbridge, New Jersey. When Michelle is not doing something musical, she can often be found baking or cooking with her husband.

     
photo Leslie Godfrey

Leslie Godfrey holds both a bachelor's and master's degree in oboe performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts (Rutgers University), and frequently performs with opera orchestras, chamber ensembles, and other local ensembles. She is the owner of Happy Bamboo Music Studio in Woodbridge NJ, where she teaches many piano and oboe students (of all ages!), and also teaches music courses at both Essex County College and New Jersey City University. Leslie completed the Music Together training in 2006 and taught for several years, and she is very excited to be returning to the Music Together community! As a side project, she writes children's songs and is the singer and ukulele player in the duo Happy Beard and Little Bit. 

     
photo Andrea Drenna (Admin Support)

Andrea Drennan is the newest member of the Tiny Voices Music Together team, and is our part-time Administrative Assistant. She is the proud mother of two children and, along with her husband, has been participating as a family with Tiny Voices Music Together since early 2016.  Andrea has a sparkling personality, effervescent smile, excellent organization, communcations skills, boundless positive energy, and a love for children and the Music Together program.