Our Teachers

All of our teachers are 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 Erin Brand, MT-BC

Erin Brand is a registered Music Together® teacher. Erin successfully completed the Music Together Teaching Workshop developed by the Center for Music and Young Children, Princeton, New Jersey in February 2012. Erin is also a Board-Certified Music Therapist. She graduated from East Carolina University with a Masters degree in Music Education with a focus on Music Therapy. She holds undergraduate degrees from UNC Chapel Hill in Flute Performance and Psychology. In December 2011, Erin completed her music therapy internship at TouchPoint Autism Services in Cape Girardeau, MO. Erin is passionate about music, and she loves bringing families together through rich musical experiences.

     
photo Stephen Brand, MM

Stephen Brand is a registered Music Together teacher. Stephen successfully completed the Music Together Teaching Workshop developed by the Center for Music and Young Children, Princeton, New Jersey in February 2012. He received his Masters Degree from East Carolina University in Vocal Performance in 2010. He holds an undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University in Music Education. He has taught at all levels of public education and has conducted several musical groups throughout Eastern NC. Stephen currently directs the Beaufort Community Choral Society, the Carolina Chord Connection (Greenville and Washington's barbershop chorus), the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Greenville, NC choir, and is filling in for the summer with the Community Pops.  Stephen also plays professionally with the Sea Pans steel pan ensemble in Wilmington.  Stephen is a charismatic teacher for whom music is second nature.

     
photo Erin and Stephen Brand

Stephen and Erin completed the 3-day Music Together teacher training together 2012 and have taught Music Together classes for 4 years.  They are both registered teachers and often attend Music Together director conferences and training classes to stay connected to the international Music Together family.  They are happiest when they are working together.  Working as a family unit, they are able to present musical models to moms, DADS, and the children who attend the class.  Their co-teaching approach enables them to incorporate harmony, use guitar, lead rounds, and model activities with ease.  They strive to present a rich family approach to their teaching so that families of all types will feel welcome and comfortable.