The 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 Carmen Lodato

Carmen is no stranger to Music Together®. She started singing as a baby with her mother, Music Together Alexandria's founding Center Director, Ruthanne. Carmen is a graduate of Virginia Tech, where she majored in journalism and minored in music. She was a member of the Virginia Tech Women's Chorus and Sensations, a female a cappella group. Carmen is an alumnus of Music Together Alexandria and was trained as a Music Together teacher by one of the creators of the program in Summer 2012. Carmen came to teach and admin for Music Together Alexandria full time in Fall 2017 (Bongos!) and became Co-Center Director in 2019. 

photo Kelly Cronenberg

Kelly brings to Music Together a love of teaching, music and acting. She has a degree in Elementary Education and taught for six years before deciding to pursue an acting career. She attended The Theatre Lab School for the Dramatic Arts in Washington, D.C. and has been seen in professional theaters in the area. Kelly took time off from acting to focus on her family and happily participated in Music Together classes with her daughter for 3 years before becoming a teacher. 

photo Molly Patrician Haines

Molly holds a bachelors degree in Music Educations and masters degree in Teaching from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and teaches elementary school music. Currently, she is teaching in Arlington, VA, where she grew up and went to school, as well as participated in many musical and theatrical endeavors over the years! Molly is happy to be a part the Music Together family at Music Together Alexandria.

photo Kymberley Deely

Kymberley holds a B. M. in Piano Performance Cum Laude from VCU, where she was also a Voice minor, and a M. M. in Piano Pedagogy from The Catholic University of America. As a mother, her early investment in shaping the musical development of her own children has provided the reward that they share together through our mutual enjoyment and understanding of music. As a teacher, she is delighted to be able to help shape the early musical development of children with their families in the Music Together Alexandria community!

photo Eva Lorentz

Eva joined Music Together Alexandria Fall 2017, after her fourth summer working at an overnight camp for girls, teaching chorus and as a general counselor. An accomplished pianist, Eva studied music education at Gettysburg College and was a student of the late Ruthanne Lodato, who founded the center. While piano is her primary instrument, Eva says she seems to spend more time singing than speaking. She enjoys working with children because every activity with them is a chance to play and have fun. Eva is especially excited to be teaching Music Together, which combines her love of music with the creativity and enthusiasm of young children.