Amanda WildAmanda McConoughey
Director & Instructor

Amanda started her music career at the New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) in Boston where she studied brass performance and music theory. Her former teachers include members of the Boston Symphony and Cleveland Orchestras. As a teenager, she played in several youth orchestras and spent summers at Tanglewood in the Berkshires of Massachusetts.

Amanda as The Groovy Chicken

Amanda (age 4)

As a child, Amanda loved to sing and credits her mother as her first music teacher. Her first musical instruments were a black plastic recorder—which she still has—and a small electric organ that she used to write songs, including “Oh, Marianne” and “Let’s Give Thanks Our Friends”. She also wrote a song about a dog, among others.

Amanda is certified in Quebec as a music teacher and has taught in both public and private schools in Montreal. She holds degrees from NEC and McGill University in Music Education and has taught private lessons for many years in both Boston and in Montreal at the McGill Conservatory.

Amanda is also the proud mother of two little chickadees!

171116020413885_1Elizabeth LaCroix

Elizabeth (Liz) LaCroix has taught traditional piano lessons for 20 years and is a certified Suzuki teacher, as well as a certified Music Together teacher. Liz holds a Master of Music in Collaborative Piano Performance from Boston University and a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance (with a minor in French studies) from Wayne State University. She currently teaches Suzuki piano at the McGill Conservatory and privately in her Verdun studio, and she recently joined Chickadee Music as an instructor for both Mixed Ages and Babies classes.

A mother of three very musical and active girls, Liz discovered Music
Together in Chicago when her oldest was just 6 months old. Liz also practices
yoga and is an amateur knitter and gardener. We’re so happy to welcome her!

JulieUrban010612-2668.jpgJuliana Urban

Originally from Northern California, Juliana holds a Graduate Diploma in Professional Performance and a Master of Music in Early Music Voice Performance from McGill University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from the University of Oregon. She has performed a wide variety of music, ranging from Medieval to Contemporary genres. She is also an accomplished choral singer and a member of the prestigious choir of the church of St. Andrew and St. Paul in Montreal.

Juliana completed her Music Together teacher training in Toronto. She loves singing and playing with little ones and their families. We’re very lucky to have her!

If you are interested in becoming a teacher, please contact us.