Our Teachers

All of our teachers have successfully completed and passed Music Together®'s intensive training program. Our teachers  are also required to participate and pass a 10-week apprecticeship program. Teachers continue to educate themselves by attending on-going, teacher-training songs and skills workshops provided by Music Together Worldwide.

Our teachers are all very 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 Betty Corona

Betty Corona is the owner and director of Betty's Music Together. Betty has been educating families in the joy and benefits of music making since November of 2003 after completing her training with the Center for Music and Young Children. She has also been awarded Music Together Certification Level 1 for having demonstrated outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy and parent education. Her passion and enthusiasm has been shared with thousands of Music Together families over the years. In addition to her expertise as an early childhood music educator, Bettys studies voice, plays guitar and ukulele, is a proud member of the Buffalo Choral Arts Society and continues her training through ongoing workshops.

     
photo Colleen Croce

Music has always been a big part of Colleen's life.  While growing up, she participated in various singing groups in school and at church.  She also studied flute and piccolo and was drum major for her high school marching band.  Colleen has studied dance for most of her life and holds a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy with a Minor in Psychology and a Minor in Dance. Her previous and current teaching experiences include gymnastics for children 18 months to 18 years and dance instruction for ages 3 to 18. After enjoying Music Together as a Mom for several semesters, Colleen decided that she would love to share her love of music and movement with other families.  She has been a beloved teacher of Betty's Music Together classes since September of 2007. Colleen is driven by her love of sharing music, movement and her ukulele with children and their families.  She lives in Amherst with her husband and 2 children.

     
photo Amara May

Amara is a music therapist working in the Buffalo area. She completed both her undergraduate and graduate degrees in music therapy and trombone at The State University of New York at Fredonia and completed research on the topic of media and community music therapy. Amara is excited to teach music together because she remembers how important music was to her as a child. Amara currently works with People Inc. but also worked as a music therapist with Buffalo Hearing and Speech. Amara loves to play guitar, ukulele, and sing with her coffee shop girl band “The Alms.” Amara is excited to begin her journey with Music Together and to continue to share the gift of music with many families to come!

     
photo Colleen White

Colleen started her journey as a Music Together mom when her oldest child was 6 months old and fell in love with the program. Music was an important part of her childhood, and as she grew she took piano and vocal lessons for years and was involved in choral ensembles and musical theater. Colleen holds a Master of Education in Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies from Northern Arizona University. She has a variety of teaching experiences, and in Spring of 2014 she completed her Music Together Teacher Training and began her journey as an amazing Music Together teacher. In addition to teaching Mixed-Age classes, Colleen also teaches Music Together In School at the Amherst Nursery School under the direction of Betty's Music Together. She loves being silly, having fun with preschoolers and seeing families have music in their lives! She lives in Amherst with her husband, three kids and two dogs.