Centre Director and Teacher
Katherine Deane, director and teacher of West Side Music Together®, has been a teacher of drama, music, and dance and a favorite nanny to children of all ages throughout her life.
Donalyn started taking her daughter, Charlotte, to Music Together® classes in the summer of 2006 and she loved it so much – the diverse music, the warm community of families, the exercise (!), the fun – that she decided to become a Music Together teacher.
Joan de Verteuil
Joan started exploring her musical nature later in life. After singing in a community choir for three years and dabbling in African dance and hand-drumming, she began learning to play Zimbabwean-style marimba.
Noa Neuman Spivak
Noa's life long engagement with the arts is her main driving force and passion. She started studying classical piano as a child and then moved to classical ballet and modern dance through till high school.
Tanya had two main loves in life growing up, one was sport and the other was music. With her young ear pressed against a speaker, she listened to her parents vinyl records, like Patsy Cline and Johnny cash, and a passion was born.
Wendy DeMos - Sub
Shasta Martinuk - Sub
Katy is a life-long music student, and a parent of two preschoolers. Her most recent musical endeavors include formal training in piano and discovering her voice in a local community choir, The Acapellaboratory, where she sings soprano.
Roya is a pianist, choral director, singer/songwriter, and ESL/English teacher. She discovered Music Together® through friends with children, and also attended a few classes with her niece! Truly impressed by the program, Roya enrolled in the Music Together® teacher training.
Laura has an extensive background in the Performing Arts. Growing up she studied private voice instruction and trained at various musical theatre programs and dance schools. Laura has been involved in the Greater Vancouver area musical theatre scene for the past twenty years.
The great joy Patrice and his daughter Mahalia (who is now 6) shared going to several seasons of Music Together and the friends he met in choir who also taught Music Together got him thinking...maybe I could do this too? Now he is!
Monica’s life is like one big musical! She has been singing throughout her life whether it’s on stage in opera chorus’and bands or just inspired, impromptu solos at restaurants in Italy. Her childhood was filled with music-making and she happily remembers singing and playing instruments with her mom, dad and siblings. To this day, Monica plays guitar, piano, ukulele and sings with her family whenever they visit.
Lucy loves to sing! She has been singing since she was very young and grew up singing in many different choirs, which exposed her to various styles of music like jazz, classical, broadway, folk and world music to name a few. Her favorite part of singing is HARMONIES!