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Jill Geddes

Jill Geddes 

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. She became active in musical theater, and after graduating from high school, landed the role of Peron's Mistress in Harold Prince's national tour of Evita. From there, she went on to tour as Cinderella in James Lapine's Into the Woods and then played the lead role of Fantine in the national tour of Les Miserables. In between shows, she studied Music Education at Indiana University School of Music. Once settled in New York, Jill was introduced to Music Together® by a friend and took her daughter to a class a long time ago. She 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)

 

 

     
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Jessica Seidel

Jessica Seidel is a musician and social worker. Jessica grew up playing and singing folk and bluegrass music with her family and studying classical flute and cello. She has been a member of several bands over the years and has lent vocals and instrumentals to the live performances and recordings of several other artists. As a social worker, she works in the field of mental health and aging, and she incorporates music into her work as much as possible. She became a registered Music Together teacher in April 2014 and was awarded Music Together Certification Level I status in December 2017.

Fun Facts About Jessica

Her all-time favorite (non-Music Together) song is: "Lovely Day," by Bill Withers.
If she were an animal, she'd be: an otter.
Her favorite food is: pesto anything!
Most people don't know that she: loves to square and contra dance.
When she was a child, she once: tried to make a mix tape by holding a cassette player up to the radio. Instead, she just got a recording of herself whining about how impossible it was.
She will always dance to: "Le Freak" (Chic).
She remembers: singing country songs with her sister on long car rides.