Licensed Music Together Center Director
Licensed Music Together Teacher
I am absolutely thrilled to be joined by our newest teacher. Anna-Lisa has been a participant for several years along with her daughter Willow, a huge fan of the music, and their new son Harley. Anna-Lisa has her BA in Theater and Fine Arts and is currently pursuing her Masters in Teaching K-12 with an endorsement in both subjects. She has been a co-founder of the folk trio, Hannalee, a back up singer for multiple artists (Shelby Earl, Barton Carroll, Damien Jurado, Eric Miller) and is a member of Actors Equity.
Music Together Child
Ivar’s son Olyver, who is 6, has been participating in Music Together since he was 6 months old. Many children these days know only two tunes – “Happy Birthday” and “Twinkle-Twinkle” (which is the same tune as the “ABC” song and “Baa Baa Blacksheep”), but I hear Olyver singing different songs to himself all the time. Because of these classes, he now knows over 200 songs of different styles, rhythms and tonalities. The recordings that are included each semester saved our family from so much crying in the car when he was younger. When nothing else would soothe him, that music could. It is amazing how much children can soak in at a young age.
A building with community soul
The Fremont Abbey is a wonderful place – a realized vision for creative gathering space in Fremont. Built 100 years ago this year and originally known as St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, it has since been sold, used by Compass Housing, and then acquired and remodeled in 2005 by Church of the Apostles. Church of the Apostles started a non-profit, non-religious art center known as the Fremont Abbey Art Center, which was signed over to its current director, Nathan Marion, and continues to offer wonderful opportunities for the community to gather together to enjoy and create art in many forms. Our organizations are unaffiliated but they are partners in the Fremont Abbey. Check out the FAAC website here and consider attending one of their many fantastic events.