OUR TEACHERS

photo Ms. Catherine, Director

Catherine Rubin has been singing professionally for over 25 years. She studied classical and jazz voice at Ithaca College in NY. Upon graduation she began a career as a singer/songwriter of adult contemporary music and in the mid-nineties, released her first album. Since then, Catherine has put out 3 more original albums and has had several songs featured in independent films. Over the past several years, she has been studying vocal improvisation with Jazz legend Bobby McFerrin and Rhiannon of McFerrin's band "Voicestra". Her interest in the healing properties of music led her to study Music Therapy at Montclair State University. She started teaching the early childhood music program "Music Together®" after taking her son, Max to the classes and falling in love with the program. Catherine is celebrating her 15th year of teaching Music Together.

     
photo Ms. Samantha

Samantha Goldsack has been singing and enjoying music her whole life. She began acting and studying voice at a very young age. Samantha graduated from Northeastern University where she studied education and was active in the arts. She has been an elementary school teacher for the past nine years. Samantha has taken some time off from teaching to raise her two children, Colin, and Charlotte. When Samantha began taking her children to Music Together classes she rediscovered her love of music and was inspired to become a Music Together teacher. She is very excited to share her love of music with children and their families.

     
photo Ms. Flo

Florence Labaze has enjoyed and performed music all of her life. From participating in traveling children's choirs in elementary school, participating in NYSSMA all-county and all-area concerts after having achieved a perfect score of 5 of 5 during NYSSMA auditions in secondary school, singing in school and community music theatre productions, and studying Operatic Performance during her years in the M/TS Honors Program at RCC, Florence has always sought out opportunities to study music and sing in groups. When Florence transferred to Yale University, she trained and performed nationally and internationally with the Yale Glee Club and maintains close ties to the organization as an Ambassador of Song as part of the Yale Alumni Chorus. Currently, Florence is working on a number of children's books and short story collections while living in Monsey, NY with her husband and two children. When she attended a Music Together program last fall with her 2-year old, she fell in love with the program and went for the training a few weeks later.  Florence is so excited to teach Music Together to you and your family!