Meet  Our Teachers!


Heather Villa, Owner & Director

Mixed-Age Family Teacher, Babies Teacher, In-School Teacher, Director

Director and teacher, Heather Villa has been an award winning professional Jazz Singer in the Spokane area since 1999, and still actively performs with her band Villa Blues n' Jazz and the Spokane Jazz Orchestra. Her small children and husband inspired her to redirect most of her focus to early music education and family music making. Heather started Spokane's Songbird Consulting Music Together program in 2015, which continues to be her passion and joy, bringing more teachers and families together in music! She teaches Mixed-Age Family and Babies classes, Wednesdays - Saturdays, and she continues to teach with local preschools. 

Jennifer Slaughter

Tuesdays 4:30pm, Sundays (Rhythm Kids) 12:30pm

Miss Jennifer Slaughterwho is a professional flutist and plays with the Spokane Symphony, is excited to return to teach at our center! Jennifer will be teaching Mixed-Age Family classes on Tuesdays at 4:30pm and is very excited to also bring Rhythm Kids (5-8yrs) class Sundays at 12:30pm, to our center! She has also enjoyed bringing Music Together to the HOPE school, bringing music to those children hearing for the first time. 

Chelsea Inman

Sundays 10:30am, In-School Teacher

Miss Chelsea Inman is the Director and Lead Teacher of our very own Nest Community School and we are lucky enough to have her expertise and enthusiasm at our center teaching Mixed-Age Family classes! She will be returning to teach Sundays at 10:30am. Chelsea is a mother, wife, and Reggio Emilia preschool teacher... and is learning the ukulele this year! 

Hannah Thomsen

Thursdays 10:30am

Hannah Thomsen is a former Music Together family class parent, a full time massage therapist, musician, passionate gardener, mother and wife, with a whole lot of FUN in one package! We are excited to announce that Hannah will be taking over teaching our beloved Generations Mixed-Age Family class (families + "Grandfriends"), on Thursdays at 10:30am, this Fall.

Michelle Lodato

Mondays 9:30pm, In-School Teacher

Miss Michelle Lodatois a pianist, horse lover, music lover and Spokane Music Together teacher since 2017! She is currently teaching at Creative Minds Bright Minds Performance Arts Preschool, and will be returning to teach a family class Mondays at 9:30am

Melinda Sauder

Mixed-Age Family Teacher, In-School Teacher

Miss Melinda Sauder is one of the Music Together pioneers in Spokane! With over 10 years experience teaching Music Together, we are so grateful for her guidance and support as we have grown our center. Melinda substitute teaches our family classes for us and mentors our teachers.

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