photo Colleen Vernon

"My name is Colleen, and I love to sing and dance!" she said, introducing herself to her 2nd grade teacher.  

This enthusiasm for music and movement eventually led to degrees in Music Education from Ithaca College and West Chester University. She holds certification in Orff Schulwerk, First Steps in Music, and Conversational Solfegge, as well as teacher training for the Music Together® program. 

In addition to 13-years of teaching classroom general music, Colleen taught swing dance classes for Baltimore's Charm City Swing and spent several years as a competitive lindy hopper (look her up on YouTube!).  She fell in love with the Music Together program after experiencing it with her own children.  

"A playful teacher with serious musical experience." - J.M., parent

"Colleen is fun, friendly, professional, and bursting with music and movement! Any topic in the world, she can probably sing you a song about it, and any song in the world, she can teach you a dance to go with it. " - L.M., co-worker

"Colleen has a magical way of bringing people together around music and songs." - A.A., parent