Meet Our Guest Rhythm Kids Teachers

photo   Ms.Esther

Guest teacher Esther Winter is an actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, director, and mom to four beautiful children. She began teaching Music Together® in 2002 and founded Canalside Music Together in the fall of 2003. Esther has performed on stages throughout the country such as Main State Theatre (Ain't Misbehavin'), North Carolina Theatre (Dreamgirls), and Sacramento Music Circus (The Music ManPirates of Penzance). She was also in the West End cast of Show Boat directed by Harold Prince. Although Esther grew up in Los Angeles, she has been an east coaster for most of her adult life, receiving her BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University and living in NYC as a professional actor for thirteen years. Esther holds Music Together Certification Level II status for outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy, and parent education. She is also a Music Together teacher trainer.

     
photo   Ms.Jelena

Guest teacher Jelena Karanovic comes to us from Brooklyn, NY, where she is the director of Music Together Tam Tam. She is a formally trained pianist, clarinetist, and singer. She also plays guitar, dances, and is passionate about music and children. After attending Music Together classes with her daughter Juniper for three years, Jelena excitedly took the plunge and became a Music Together teacher herself! In March 2019, the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, NJ awarded Jelena Music Together Certification Level I status for outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy, and parent education. Through her energetic and fun classes, Jelena engages with each child while supporting their musical development. She is thrilled to bring Rhythm Kids to Decatur, GA.