Our Teachers

Center Director Lisa Hearns is passionate about music and the development of children.  She believes that Music Together® is more than just a "mommy and me" class.  Lisa and her teachers create a fun, informal, social setting that spurs engagement and supports each child's musical development.  We hope you'll come sample a class this Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter, and see for yourself why Music Together is the most well loved early childhood music and movement program.

photo Lisa Hearns

Center Director/Teacher 

Lisa Hearns has been teaching music for twenty years, and is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. The daughter of two music teachers, Lisa began singing and playing music at an early age. Lisa had the support and guidance of her mother who played professionally and taught piano for many years, and her father who taught singing at Boston University and later Lesley College. Her training continued as a young woman, studying trumpet, piano, guitar and voice privately. Lisa began playing professionally first in the New York tri-state area in the late 80's, then received her Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee. While working toward her degree in Boston, Lisa began performing jazz, and teaching music privately. She continues to work as a jazz vocalist, and has released two professional recordings. Her latest recording has received airplay across the country on jazz radio, and was produced by 7 time Grammy award winning producer Elliot Scheiner. 

Before opening Tiny Voices Little Songs (previously Tiny Voices Music Together), Lisa apprenticed with Lili Levinowitz, PhD, Director of Research, Music Together, LLC and Coauthor of Music Together. Lisa is excited about offering the Music Together program to families in the Monmouth and Middlesex counties, and is dedicated to sharing the gift of music with her students. In September 2013 Lisa received her Certification Level I for teaching mastery of Music Together, and she received her Certification Level II, Music Together's highest level of advanced certification in August, 2016.

     
photo Elana Eng

Elana Eng specializes in teaching the Babies Program. She's affectionally known amongst friends and families in our classes as the Baby Whisperer! A former Music Together mom herself, and parent to three very musical children, Elana brings a wealth of information and knowledge about music development in infants and young children, as well as a ton of experience as a mom, to her classes. Her gentle approach, her love for the Music Together program, and for teaching Babies classes in particular, is evident from the minute you step into her classroom. We are thrilled to have her as part of our Tiny Voices Little Songs team, sharing in helping us bring this wonderful program to the communities that we serve.

     
  Lisa & Elana

Miss Elana & Miss Lisa are co-teaching this class.

     
photo Beth Kaspar

Beth Kasper has been performing since the age of 12 and consistently works in theater in Middlesex and Union counties.  She was first introduced to Music Together® in California when she was searching for a music class for her daughter, and immediately fell in love with the program.  After moving back to New Jersey she decided that teaching Music Together was a perfect fit for her and her family.  She taught in Scotch Plains for three years and then took a break to teach Preschool Music at a local school.  Beth now teaches preschool music AND Music Together and loves how both make her a better teacher! She has three children who are all graduates of Music Together and who all still love singing and performing.

 

     
  Lisa & Beth

Lisa & Beth are co-teaching this semester!