CMT teachers are awesome. They’ve performed all over the world, are current music therapists, elementary school teachers…and they love what they do. They are passionate about music and, more importantly, about supporting your child's musical journey.
Esther’s Fun Facts:
All-time favorite (non-Music Together) song is: I found this question almost impossible to answer as there always seems to be some sort of soundtrack playing in my head, but “Sailing” by Christopher Cross always makes me smile and immediately relaxes me
If you were an animal, you’d be: an eagle. They’re powerful. Plus, flying
Your favorite food is: the cheeseburger at Restaurant Good Luck. Never disappoints
Most people don’t know that you: worked at Christie’s Auction House in NYC for three years setting up auctions for photography, European paintings, contemporary art and sculpture. I learned so much
When you were a child, you once: thought it would be fun to run around the house blindfolded. I was mistaken.
You will always dance to: pretty much anything but “Love on Top” by Beyonce is one of my top five
You remember: putting on shows in my backyard along with my two childhood buddies (hi Laurie and Darrell!). We’d invite the entire neighborhood and serve refreshments. Our favorite performance was singing and acting out West Side Story. There were only three of us, so it was tricky, but we made it work
Megan Colombo is a local performer, arts marketer, writer, and educator. Megan received her Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Nazareth College in 2015. When not at CMT, she works as the Community Manager at Yelp Rochester, and as a music adjudicator for RBTL’s Stars of Tomorrow program. A regular performer in Rochester’s theatre scene, her recent credits include First Date and Titanic with JCC CenterStage (Lauren / Kate Murphy), Assassins with Blackfriars Theatre (Zangara), and Bat Boy with Street Theater Company in Nashville, TN (Institute Man). As a writer, her work has been selected for Writers and Books/Geva's 2 Pages 2 Voices Festival and Rochester Fringe Festival's 24 Hour Play Festival (2017 & 2018). She performed regularly with the Nazareth College Opera Workshop while in school, and attended Si Parla Si Canta - a six week Italian language and opera program in Urbania, Italy. She resides happily in the Laurelton neighborhood, and is grateful to be a part of the Music Together team.
Megan's Fun Facts:
All-time favorite (non-Music Together) song is: “First Day of my life” by Bright Eyes
Most people don't know: that Kristin Wiig is my COUSIN!
Tara’s Fun Facts:
All-time favorite (non-Music Together) song is: “After the Storm” by Mumford & Sons
You remember: My music together teacher training weekend. We started by moving around the room singing This Train while playing egg shakers. I was hooked right away!
Michelle’s Fun Facts:
All-time favorite (non-Music Together) song is: I find my favorite song truly depends on the place I find myself in in my life and has varied greatly over the years. My mantra song for “adulting” has been “Break My Stride” (Wilder)
If you were an animal, you'd be: I have often wished to be my cat....snoozing in a warm patch of sun
Your favorite food is: CHOCOLATE (did you have to ask?)
Most people don't know that you: lived for a summer in Germany as an exchange student
When you were a child, you once: I desperately wanted to be the voice of a Disney character
You will always dance to: “Happy” by Pharrell Williams
You remember: The “+” sign on the EPT test after years of battling infertility
Nancy is a newly retired dentist after 30 years in practice, a local performer, wife and mother of three children. She has always had a love of the theater and dance arts, having grown up in Brooklyn, taking many years of Ballet and joining her mother to see Broadway shows. To this day, sitting in a theater watching a live performance is her number one happy pastime place. In search of feeding her creative side, Nancy joined the local Rochester theater community about 7 years ago and has performed with Out of Pocket Theatre Company, JCC CenterStage, Blackfriars Theatre and Keybank Rochester Fringe Festival.
She has always had a love of the theater and dance arts, having grown up in Brooklyn, taking many years of Ballet and joining her mother to see Broadway shows. To this day, sitting in a theater watching a live performance is her number one happy pastime place.
Nancy is thrilled to join the Canalside Music Together team!
Nancy's Fun Facts:
All time favorite (non-Music Together) song: "I Am What I Am" from La Cage aux Folles
If you were an animal, you'd be: a horse - my spirit animal!
Most people don't know: that I was a competitive body builder
When you were a child, you once: danced on a 1970’s TV dance show (similar to American Bandstand) and interviewed Boy George after he sang “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me”
You will always dance to: anything I can dance to with my kids
You remember: driving into Manhattan from Brooklyn while I was growing up, and watching the progress of the Twin Towers as they were being built.
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