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 Amie Furber

Amie has her undergraduate degree from Clemson University in Special Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education. After teaching for a few years, her focus turned to starting her own family. Because she has such a passion for working with young children and their families, she looked for opportunities that were compatible to a stay-at-home mom.

Music Together of the TN Valley was first brought to Alabama in 2005 by Amie after she fell in love with the program while participating with her son, Connor. They enjoyed 3 song collections while living in Georgia. Unfortunately, an immediate move to Alabama ended their music experience. She was pregnant with her daughter Graysen, and desperately wanted to participate in a music program the whole family could join together. Without hesitation, Amie trained to become a Music Together® teacher and director, opening her first location in Madison at Messiah Lutheran Church. Within a year, she was able to offer Huntsville classes.

 

     
photo Ashley Hodges

Ms Ashley has a B.S. in Elementary Education from Athens State University. She has been teaching in the Madison City School System since 2009. Prior to starting a family, she did choreography for Hartselle High School's show choir, local community theater groups and has been in several theater productions herself. Ms Ashley currently works with her school's choir at Horizon Elementary School, and will occasionally do choreography for different community groups. She was introduced to Music Together when a friend invited her to a Summer Fun Music Camp. Both of her boys love music! Music Together gave them the opportunity to enjoy music as a family. With her love of music and teaching children, Music Together seemed like a great fit for her. She completed her training in November of 2015 and looks forward to making Music Together with you.

     
  Christy Ryals/Julia Naefe

Teachers will alternate teaching each week.