Our Teachers

Heather Donnelly

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.

HEATHER DONNELLY

 Owner/Director Music Together® teacher. Heather has been performing since the age of 5 on stage, in television, radio and film. She has studied acting and singing her whole life, earning a BA in TV/Radio Communications and a minor in Musical Theater from Rider University and Westminster Choir College. Heather is a registered Music Together teacher and a former MT family member. A lifelong resident of Sussex County, she resides with her husband and three children in Sparta. Heather is honored and excited to help families create memories, friendships and above all share the power of music education.

 

   
Katie Sondermeyer Joel
Katie Sondermeyer Joel

Katie has been in the theatre since the age of 3.  She has studied dance, acting and singing and earned her BA in Theatre Studies from Montclair State University.  Katie has been working in childcare for seven years.  She has worked in daycares, camps, after school programs, babysitting jobs and more.  She is a proud former cast member of Disney World which has made her a super fan of all things Disney!  As a registered Music Together teacher, Katie is beyond excited to be able to share her love of music, the theatre and children in such a fun, playful environment and be a part of creating life long memories and bonds for parents, caregivers and their children!

   
Jennifer Paldino

Jennifer Paldino

Jennifer graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a B.A. in Theater, with concentrations in Acting, Design/Tech, and Directing/Stage Management. She has appeared in several post-college productions. Jennifer has extensive experience working with children. She interned at Porch Light Productions' theatre camps, worked for Invite an Enchanted Princess and Friends, and served as an assistant director for the Riverdale School Performance Troupe. Jennifer is a registered Music Together teacher and is thrilled to be joining the Sing a Song NJ family. 

 
 
   
Katherine (Kathie)
Katherine Clinton
(Kathie)
Kathie is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory with a degree in music performance. Kathie knew from early in her childhood she would always be involved with music. From the age of 7 she began playing instruments and to this day is prolific in Clarinet, saxophone, tin whistle, ukelele and banjolele. Kathie has taught in both public and private schools and has given private lessons. Just prior to joining us at Sing a Song New Jersey, she taught at a school for the developmentally disabled and medically challenged in grades PreK - High School. She has conducted middle school choir, band and chamber music. Kathie has always loved to sing and spread her  joy of music to children. Having gone through the Music Together program with her son twenty years ago, she knew one day it was something she always wanted to pursue. We welcome Kathie to our Music Family.
   
Pam Bunnell

Pam Bunnell

Pam Bunnell is a newly registered Music Together instructor. She’s from Northern New Jersey and went to college in Minnesota, where she met her husband and studied marketing and business at the College of Saint Catherine, in Saint Paul. Pam has  worked for companies like 3M, in a sales role until becoming a mom, and then took some time away from business to focus on caring for her two kids, and her artistic interests as well. She’s been singing in choral groups since childhood and did musical productions in high school and college. She loves kids and worked in summer camps throughout her college years, focusing on music and dramatic arts. Pam also does voiceover work and loves animation! She auditions in NYC when she can. She’s so happy to join the family at Sing a Song NJ as a former MT mom....she saw what this music program did for her own kids and is excited to share it with yours as well!

 

 

 

   
Jessica Festa

Jessica Festa

 

As an experienced music teacher and performer, Jessica comes to Sing a Song NJ to teach piano and voice to children and adults.  In addition to teaching private lessons to piano and vocal students, she was an adjunct instructor in both piano and voice at Clark Summit University (formerly Baptist Bible College) as well as founding and directing a private music studio in PA.  Jessica implements healthy techniques and artistic concepts in teaching her lessons using fun, innovative methods and a cheerful disposition.  Jessica has also directed and conducted children's choirs and recitals.  We are very excited to have Jessica bring her love of music and teaching children and adults to Sing a Song NJ.

   
Victor Fiore

VICTOR FIORE

Victor Fiore is a Music Instructor specializing in Guitar Lessons. He has been teaching Stringed Instruments to students of all ages for the past 24 years. Victor tailors his lesson plans, to meet the goals and needs of each individual student from beginner to aspiring professional. He teaches  Acoustic and  Electric Guitar. He also teaches Bass Guitar, Banjo and Ukelele. Victor's lessons start with a strong musical foundation that includes , Notes, Chords, Scales , Music Theory and Song Composition. He nurtures and encourages students to play any style of music that interests them. As part of his music program,he arranges concerts 4 times per year to perform along side his more advanced students at local venues..
Victor's expertise and nurturing style has inspired countless students over the years to grow into successful musicians... I believe "Music is a more potent instrument than any other education, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul"

   
Kristyn Fedich

Kristyn Fedich

 

Kristyn Fedich is one of our Music Together-Sing a Song NJ moms who is a certified RYT-200 and Cosmic Kids Yoga teacher. Krisyn comes to us with a desire to share her knowledge and experience by offering Yoga for strength, flexibility and rejuvenation. These classes are for adults only. We welcome our newest teacher to the Sing a Song NJ fold.

   
Jill Pouliot

Jill Pouliot

Jill Pouliot has studied piano for 12 years, and continues to pursue her career in the field of collaborative piano/piano accompaniment. She is under the instruction of Professor Deborah Gianuzzi at the Sussex County Community College, and has been professionally trained by Mrs. Dori Martin. Miss Jill accompanies for various small church congregations, public school choirs, acting workshops, and vocal soloists in private settings. Having sung for 9 years with the Children’s Chorus of Sussex County, Jill understands the need for good communication between a singer and pianist. During her years with CCSC, Jill performed twice at Carnegie Hall, competed in the International Choral Kathaumixw in British Columbia, Canada, earned the highest award each year in the High Notes Choral Festival in Pennsylvania, and sang with the New Jersey Honor Choir in 2011. She is accompanying for Jessica Festa, and aids Jessica with the teaching of her piano and voice students at Sing a Song. Jill attends the Sussex County Community College with a major in music. She believes that “Without music, life would be a mistake.” Her piano solos have graced the ears of nursing homes and recitals throughout Sussex County where she resides with her family, a mound of books, and her beloved piano. Jill comes to us as our accompanist, and we are so excited to have her with us!