Sharon Pyne has a degree in Early Childhood Education and is a licensed Music Together® teacher. She taught as a Montessori School teacher for 15 years. Her bands, “Ladies of the Lake” and Portland Ceili Band have performed for concerts and festivals for many years. Sharon also offers community dances, preschool music classes, children’s birthday parties, and voice guitar and penny whistle lessons. Sharon’s calm experienced leadership invites children’s musical ideas. Celebrating every season with song, she joins young and old together in rhythm and harmony. “I love working to help families create musical communities.” Sharon has spent summers teaching music at Maine Fiddle Camp for the past 12 years. www.mainefiddle.org
Matt Loosigian seeks to teach peace compassion and kindness through silliness and song. His business, Earth Jams brings music to children in daycare centers, libraries and schools. Matt teaches music at Cricket Hunt School and St. John’s School as well as performing widely throughout Maine and beyond. He also plays with fa folkgrass quartet called String Tide that is available for weddings and parties. www.earthjams.com www.facebook.com/stringtide
Vanessa Bush began performing on stage at a young age. She had a very active high school career including singing with many choirs, playing instruments in the concert and jazz bands, and performing in musicals yearly. Vanessa continued her love of music and theater throughout college and has performed in community children’s theater. After receiving her Masters in Social Work from New York University, She spent a few years working for a private non-profit adoption agency in New York where she met her husband. Shortly after they moved back to Vanessa’s home state of Maine to start a family.
Vanessa has always found a way to keep music in her life and spread her passion in her everyday life, especially creating impromptu songs to her son about cleaning toys, changing diapers, and various other daily tasks. Vanessa has been a Music Together mom for a few years now and is excited to spread the fun with other families!