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 Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith graduated in 2007 with a BA in Ethnomusicology and came to Alaska in 2008.  As a full-time nanny she would bring her kids to Music Together® classes.  Finding a love for integrating music and movement with her already strong passion for early childhood, she became a Music Together teacher in 2009. After 5 years of teaching Music Together classes in the community she is now the Center Director and owner of Timbre Music Studio.

photo Katie Judge

Katie Judge grew up a California girl and found her way to Portland, OR where she graduated from Multnomah University with a BA in Speech Communications. She found her way to Alaska with family to find work, and has come to love all that Alaska has to offer, including camping, hiking, fishing , and epic scenery.

Katie has a background in piano, flute, ukulele, singing, and acting. She especially enjoys hanging out with kids and has worked as a nanny, camp counselor, and social worker. She can usually be found narrating her day through song with her own kids. Katie found out about Music Together by accident and is very excited to be teaching with Timbre Music!

photo Karen Lease

Karen's love for music was reignited after bringing her two sons to Music Together classes. She was very involved with music in her youth, playing piano, guitar and tuba and singing in choir, but got busy with life. She graduated from the University of Santa Barbara with a BS in Geology and a  Masters in Education and taught high school science. 


She moved to Alaska in 2012 from southern California and started the most epic adventure of her life, motherhood. Along with being a mom she teaches kid and prenatal yoga. She is very excited to join the Music Together Team! Come sing, wiggle and play with her!

photo Chelsea Haddock

Chelsea Haddock was born and raised in Alaska. Fishing, camping, XC skiing and harvesting the natural resources that Alaska has to offer are a few of her favorite outdoor activities. She has enjoyed being a nanny for many years in Washington and Alaska, now a mother of two. She registered her daughter in Miss Hannah's class 3 years ago and has enjoyed applying the tools she's learned in class at home, in the car at the grocery store, anywhere! Cultivating a musical relationship with her children and others through Music Together reignited her own joy for music and movement. She knew it was where she wanted to be! 

photo Bill Yeagle

Bill has always been involved in music. HIs mother played big band era recordings, aunts sang harmony around a piano and his father's country radio music was a constant influence.  His sister's gift of a banjo started a life long journey of music performance and teaching. Understanding the importance of music in a child's life, Bill's daughter, Kalia, routinely attended performances with him, as a child, and is now making a living performing and teaching music as well.

The Music Together LLC pedagogy and methodology answers a lot of questions Bill's had observing how people learn, sing, and move in the presence of live music. He always found it fascinating that children, in any audience, begin moving almost immediately when music happens.

photo Megon Coon

Megon grew up making music in Alaska, from singing with the Alaska Children’s Choir to forming a part of the University Singers chorus at UAA. She holds bachelor’s degrees in Elementary Education and Spanish, plus a master’s degree in Second Languages and Cultures Education. She taught elementary school before becoming a mother in 2016. 

Participating in Hannah’s Music Together classes with her children reignited her passion for making music. Now, as a member of the teaching team, she is thrilled to be able to empower other families to make music an important part of their lives.