Our Teachers

"Our teachers have successfully completed the Music Together® Teaching Workshop developed by the Center for Music and Young Children, Princeton, New Jersey."

photo Andrea Zakheim-Poetsch

Registered Music Together teacher, 2007.

Andrea has a Bachelor of Music from Temple University where she studied piano and voice. Andrea's involvement in theater, television and film spans over 25 years. Her career as a music educator began 20 years ago. She was a back-up singer for the late Rosemary Clooney and has appeared in commercials both locally and nationally. Andrea has also performed in and directed many community theater productions.

Andrea's history with the Music Together program started 8 years ago. Each of her children began attending as 11 day old infants! She obtained her teaching certificate in July 2007 and started teaching Fall of that year. As of Wednesday, June 25, 2008, Andrea became the new Director/Owner of Music Together of Ocean City/Egg Harbor Township!! She's looking forward to continuing the legacy of the wonderful Music Together program!

"The Music Together program has helped to enrich my abilities as a musician, an educator and a parent. To be able to share all of the wonderful, musical experiences that this amazing program creates is fulfilling and rewarding."

     
  Sandra Zakheim-Nord

Registered Music Together teacher, 2009.

Sandi has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Penn State University and a Master of Education from Rutgers University. Sandi has been a teacher at the George Hess Educational Complex in Mays Landing since 1999 and she divides her time between her and husband Jeff’s home in Princeton and the beaches of Margate. Her music background started while singing and playing flute in elementary school choir and band. She has also played the role of assistant director to sister Andrea in theater productions such as “Bye Bye Birdie”, “12 Angry Jurors” and numerous other shows.

Sandi fell in love with the Music Together program when she started accompanying her nephew and niece to class from the time they were infants. Music Together combines three of her loves… teaching, music and children! 

“Music Together brings some of the most wonderful people into my life, sharing some of the most amazing experiences while being silly and having fun. I fell in love with this program a long time ago and love sharing it with children and parents!”

     
  Cheryl Marinelli

Cheryl has been a Music Together Mom for the past 6 years!  She completed her MT training in July and is so excited to be on the roster for the Fall Session!  Cheryl lives in Linwood with her husband, Joe, and their 3 children, Anthony, Adriana and Angelo who have ALL been through the Music Together program!!

     
  Carol Somers

     
  Sandi Zakheim-Nord/Carol Somers

Thursday evening class for Winter 2016

     
  Lauren House

Lauren House – completed training in 2015.  Lauren graduated from Temple University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Music Education with a flute concentration. She also has a Master’s in Music Education from West Chester University, where she wrote her thesis on early childhood music and its effect on speech for students with special needs. For the past 12 years, Lauren has been the General Music and Choral teacher in the Absecon Public Schools, teaching students from PreK-8th grade. She has also performed on both piano and flute locally for various church and school performances.


Lauren fell in love with the Music Together program after bringing her two children, Maxwell and Kiora to classes in Ocean City. It has been an activity that the whole family looks forward to each week! She is looking forward to bringing that love and excitement to other Music Together families.

     
  Andrea Zakheim-Poetsch/Carol Somers

     
  Lauren House/Cheryl Marinelli