Our Teachers

All of our teachers are passionate about music and the development of children.

They create a fun, informal, social setting that spurs engagement and supports each child's musical development.

photo Pamela Scott-Demetriou

Pamela is the proud owner and director of Music Together of Orangeville and has had the pleasure of teaching the program since 2014. Before entering the parenting world, Pamela was a professional Musical Theatre Performer, working with Stage West (Vagina Monologues), Drayton Entertainment (Anne of Green Gables, My Fair Lady) , Theatre Orangeville (A Christmas Carol), Moonpath Productions (Totally Scrooged), TIFT (Emily), ACT Productions (I Love You You're Perfect Now Change, Tick Tick Boom), Oh Canada Eh? (Rocky Horror) and many others.  Pamela was a part of the CBC mini series 'How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria' and finished in the top 40 finalists for the role of Maria VonTrapp in the Mirvish Production of The Sound of Music.  Pamela sang with Donny Osmond in 1997 in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and performed for the Queen of England in 2002.  You can hear Pamela as the voice of Miss Harbor on the Children's TV series 'Paws and Tales' and see her on the front of the 'EZ Up Closet Organizer' at Canadian Tire.  

After getting married and having TWO baby girls, Pamela has settled down considerably and prefers the domestic home life.  As a result, you can often find her behind the scenes mentoring young artists.  Pamela has directed the Theatre Orangeville Young Company for the last 5 summers, which has allowed her to produce some of her very favourite shows including: Seussical, Into The Woods, The Sound of Music, Beauty and the Beast, and Mary Poppins.  And has been teaching Voice and Piano lessons since 2008.  

Pamela is relatively new to the Early Childhood Education side of music, and so, Music Together® has opened up an entirely new purpose and enjoyment of music.  It is an incredible experience to see the way music changes and affects these children in all aspects of their little lives.  Come and play with us and you'll see what we mean!!!

     
photo Marianna Ficco
Marianna has had a passion for music since she learned how to talk and is classically trained by the Royal Conservatory of Music in Singing, Piano and Theory.   Growing up, you may have seen and heard Marianna on many television shows and commercials.  She even played a main character in a children's cartoon show called Stickin' Around.  She thoroughly enjoyed spending numerous hours in the studio. 
 
After high school, Marianna decided to take a break from music and acting to focus on her studies.  She went to college and earned two diplomas with honours; one in General Arts & Sciences and the second in Criminal Psychology & Behaviour.  After college, Marianna started teaching music lessons privately and in music schools.
 
In her spare time, Marianna volunteers with Victim Services of Peel as a Crisis Responder Team Leader and is also part of a team that deal with major emergencies.  
 
Marianna started taking her daughter to Music Together classes and instantly fell in love with the program.  From day one, she knew Music Together was something she had to teach and she is so excited  to officially be a part of the Music Together family!
     
photo Noni Thomas

Noni Thomas is a musician and music educator who has encouraged and inspired students to find their "voice" for the last 8 years. Her experience in music education is not limited to the role of 'Teacher' but extends to her own experience as well. Noni is a graduate of the Humber College Jazz Performance program and alumna of Etobicoke School of the Arts.
An active supporter of community music, Noni has facilitated various music summer camps and workshops over the past few years in and throughout the GTA. Since moving to Shelburne in 2015, Noni has had the opportunity to collaborate with artists and groups that focus on highlighting the arts in the community and youth engagement in the arts.
More than just a hobby, Community theatre productions have become a steady gig and love for Noni. She has been the Musical Director for LP Stage Productions shows: The Lion King Jr, That's Entertainment Jr, A Christmas Story, Alice in Wonderland Jr, Singin' In The Rain Jr and Forever Plaid.
Noni has also been fortunate to partner with Streams Community Hub (an organization passionate about youth, arts and the community) as a facilitator for their Summer Arts Camp. This camp makes art accessible to youth by offering various "streams" of arts disciplines ranging from Visual Arts, Drama, Photography, Coding & Kindergarten Prep.
She independently released "Light", an award-nominated EP of original gospel soul tunes under her maiden name "Noni Lindsay" in 2011. Performing live whenever she has the opportunity, Noni is working on a follow-up album.
Currently, Noni is a private music teacher at her own studio, Noni Thomas Music in Shelburne and is very excited to be joining the Music Together family!

     
photo Caitlin Stevens

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photo Nicholas Mustupha

Nicholas Mustapha is a classically trained pianist, teacher, and jazz keyboardist. At age five he began his musical journey with the music for young children program. Upon completing the program, Nicholas continued with his classical training achieving his level 9 in the Royal Conservatory of Music. He also assumed role as assistant musical director in Robert F Hall’s production of Swinging at the Savoy, accompanist for Theatre Orangeville’s young company production of Les Misérables and upcoming production of the Secret Garden. Along with his teaching, Nicholas performs regularly in local restaurants and Jazz Festivals around the GTA such as Orangeville Blues and Jazz, Brampton World of Jazz Festival, and Beaches Jazz Festival.

     
photo Robyn Grierson

Robyn has been involved with the arts from a young age, singing in children’s groups and performing several community theatre productions during high school and afterwards. She has also been working with children of all ages for many years in many different capacities. After deciding that education was her calling in life, she proudly teaches in the public school system and has spent most of her career focusing on the primary grades. Currently, she is teaching in the Full Day Kindergarten program and loving every second of being covered in paint and glue, and watching the magic of learning unfold. Robyn participated in the Music Together program with her daughter, and was excited to find a place where childhood education and music meet up and work together so seamlessly. She is thrilled to be trained by the Music Together wizards, and excited to connect her passion for teaching and learning in the early years, along with her love for singing, dancing, and PARACHUTES!. 

     
photo Dani Austin

Dani is privileged to have grown up in a community that has a happening arts scene and an abundance artistic mentors. Dani has always loved music and started singing with the Theatre Orangeville Youth singers at age seven. This passion for music was fostered by many teachers and coaches as Dani continued to learn Piano under the tutelage of Joy Bell, study trombone at Robert F. Hall C.S.S., compete at Sweet Adelines International with The Orangeville Chorus as well in her own quartet, Lost in Harmony, and study and perform with Mark DuBois.

Working in the box office at Theatre Orangeville during her high school years and as a vocal coach for the Theatre Orangeville Young Company in the summers of 2011-2013 exposed Dani not only to the incredibly talented artistic role models and leaders our unique community possesses, but also her desire to land amongst these essential ranks one day, and to really impact the lives of young people through music.

When Dani graduated high school her interests took a turn away from performing and towards education and child development, minoring in psychology at The University of Western Ontario and graduating in Spring 2017 with an Honours Specialization in English Language and Literature. Throughout university Dani was employed working as a nanny and personal support worker in a school setting with children at various levels of ability, where through encounters with music therapists she uncovered again the magic of music.

Throughout this journey Dani has worked as a princess at The Land of the Glass Slipper hosting children's birthday parties. In 2014, Dani and her mother Queen Laura purchased the company and converted the lower level of their home into a Palace. Dani is already living the perfect fairytale spending her weekends immersed in her two favourite things: children and music. 

     
photo Mary-Margaret Courtney

Mary-Margaret found her love for the Arts at the age of 7, after joining the Theatre Orangeville Youth Singers.  Theatre Orangeville recognized her talent and encouraged Mary continue her studies with them for over 15 years.  She moved through the ranks, starting as a participant and then becoming an assistant director with their Young Company productions before pursing the arts at a post secondary level.  She also studied at Robert F. Hall, in their Enhanced Dramatics Program and then graduated from the Musical Theatre Program at St. Lawrence College in 2014. Most recently, Mary has been teaching at PS Studio with students of all ages, in hopes of getting them on stage and encouraging collaboration amongst all young artists.  Mary is a gifted singer, guitarist, teacher, mentor and collaborator with a crazy personality and an inspirational energy, and her classes reflect that charisma!