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 specializes in teaching the Babies Program.  She's affectionally known amongst friends and families in our classes as the Baby Whisperer!  A former Music Together mom herself, and parent to three very musical children, Elana brings a wealth of information and knowledge about music development in infants and young children, as well as a ton of experience as a mom, to her classes.  Her gentle approach, her love for the Music Together program, and for teaching Babies classes in particular, is evident from the minute you step into her classroom.  We are thrilled to have her as part of our Tiny Voices Music Together team, sharing 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 Amanda Fois

Amanda Fois is a mother of two and Music Together has become an important part of everyday life for their family.  Teaching Music Together is a perfect extension of that.  It brings her so much joy to see music come alive in children and to help parents bring that fun home. We're excited to welcome Amanda to our Tiny Voices community!