Music has always been a part of Jill's life, thanks to her parents, who listened to music all the time while she was growing up. In elementary school her Father introduced her to theatre by performing in local shows in her hometown of Maplewood NJ. She had an extensive career in Musical Theatre in her 20's and 30's. Upon graduating from high school she landed the role of Peron's Mistress in Harold Prince's National Tour of Evita. From there, she went on to star in James Lapine's Into The Woods as Cinderella and then played the lead role of Fantine in the National Tour of Les Miserables. She studied Music at Indiana University School of Music and Boston University.
When her daughter was an infant, (long ago) Jill was introduced to Music Together® by a friend and took her to one of the very first Babies classes. Jill fell in love with the program and began the journey to becoming a teacher. In addition to teaching Music Together, Jill is a Music Educator at The Alcott Montessori School in Dobbs Ferry and teaches Ukulele classes at the Hackley School in Tarrytown as part of the Music School's afterschool Program. Jill was awarded Music Together Certification Level II in August 2019 for outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy, and parent education.
The award was granted by Kenneth K. Guilmartin, Founder/Director, and Lili M. Levinowitz, PhD, Director of Research.
Fun Facts About Jill
Her all-time favorite (non-Music Together) song is: "A Case of You" (Joni Mitchell).
If she were an animal, she'd be: a Koala bear.
Her favorite food is: apples with Manchego cheese.
Most people don't know that she: runs and completed two NYC Marathons: 2014 and 2015.
When she was a child, she once: played Ben Franklin in the Musical 1776 in elementary school.
She will always dance to: Frank, Ella and Michael ( Buble)
Jill Lives in West Nyack NY. She is Mom to Natalie and Daniel and has two dogs Miley, Cassie and a cat, Lily.