Our Teachers

Peninsula Music Together Teachers.  Dedicated to making lives more musical!

Our teachers are passionate about music and children and create a fun, uplifting, engaging and educational classroom that supports each child's and parent's musical development while they rediscover the pleasure and educational value of informal music experiences.  Music Together® applies the latest research in early childhood music development to the program. 

Music Together trainers personally meet and train each teacher. Teachers enjoy ongoing skill development workshops from Music Together LLC, and further teacher support and training throughout the year from PMT Director, Pam Donkin.

 

 

See Song Video Samples from our Amazing Teachers!

 

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photo Pam Donkin, Director

Pam Donkin is Center Director/Owner of Peninsula Music Together. 

Teacher Pam is an award-winning children's recording artist, on the acclaimed Gentle Wind children's record label, who has been a children's performer and music specialist for over 30 years. She was trained by Music Together to be a registered Music Together teacher in 2003 and was awarded Music Together Certification Level I for outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy, and parent education. Music Together Founder, Ken Guilmartin commented that "Pam is a Master teacher". She does not teach regularly but does substitute from time to time! Pam, who has won 7 national awards for her own CD's on Gentle Wind children's record label, has toured nationally, offering fun, educational, interactive library programs and family concerts. If you are looking for new and fun CD's for your family go to http://www.pamdonkin.com/. Pam's signature song, Planting Seeds of Love, is available for Free Download here!

 

"My daughter started Music Together classes with Teacher Pam when she was 4 months old. She blossomed with Pam's gentle, nurturing nature and I have learned so much about music through her teachings. Teacher Pam has a wonderful balance of being able to connect with children, along with a beautiful voice and talented musical ability which I found inspirational." Karen Senffner, Burlingame, CA 

Classes for Pam 

 

     
photo Steven Scholom

Teacher Steven is the father of a young son and began his Music Together journey as a parent in one of our classes! He was so impressed with the program that he took the Music Together training so that he could help other families encourage musical skills with their children. Steven is a natural leader, with a wonderful voice and is extremely musical and lots of fun! He has played piano since the age of 4, providing entertainment at numerous community and retirement facilities, parties, and at Stanford Medical Centers. He also plays trombone and penny-whistle by ear and Ukulele! He is bilingual, speaking both English and German and has a BS degree in Environmental Studies. Steven is a registered Music Together teacher.

  

I wanted to let you know how AMAZING teacher Steven is. We are in our third semester of Music Together and teacher
Steven is the reason we keep coming back. He is so talented, funny and kind hearted. Teacher Steven is one in a million... We are so thrilled to have
him in our lives. Thank you for providing us with such an off the charts amazing music teacher. He has and will continue to inspire many young
musicians. Cassidy Cantin, parent

Classes for Steven

 

     
photo Sandy Aran

Sandy is teaching our bilingual Music Together con español class in addition to mixed ages and Older Kids class. Sandy is a native Spanish Speaker. Come join the fun!

 

Teacher Sandy is a spirited and fun Music Together teacher who previously Directed her own MT Center in North SM County.  Sandy made her musical debut at age 5 in her native Mexico City. Since then, she has made music and performing her life. She studied Jazz, extensively at the National University and Superior Schools in Mexico City.  At that time, she founded and organized several Jazz festivals and opened for the great B.B. King with her vocal group Cuicanitl in 1995. She received scholarships to study at the famed Berklee College of Music and graduated with top honors in Vocal Jazz Performance in 2001. She has recorded numerous independent albums. The parent of two young boys, Teacher Sandy is a registered Music Together teacher.

 

"Teacher Sandy's obvious love of music really rubbed off on our son! Her joy comes across to everyone in the class...she even helped me get over my phobia of singing!"  Laura S. Daly City, ca

 

 

Classes for Sandy 

     
  PMT Staff

MTO Spring Staff: Teachers Steven Scholom and Sandy Aran.

Our wonderful PMT teachers teach the Music Together Online Program, teaching Zoom and filming beautiful and engaging videos for you every week! 

 

MTO Winter Staff: Teachers Steven, Sandy, and Steve.

Please note Breeze and Chris are unavailable at this time. Steve unavailable after Winter 2021.