Our Teaching Staff

Parents and care givers are the REAL teachers! 
Our classes offer your family a chance to play, learn music and to learn about your child's music development!  You may wonder if you can help your child musically, especially if you don't feel that you yourself are musical.  We know from working with thousands of families that parents and other primary care givers are the most important influences in a child's musical life.  If adults - regardless of ability - have fun making music, children will too!  Your young child can be delighted and amazed by music.  Make the most of these special years by making Music Together®.

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.  Every session our teachers participate in professional development activities to ensure a rich, music learning environment.  Many of our teachers have also attained Level I Certification or Level II Certification.  Check out their individual bios below!



photo Karee Justice-Bondy, M.A.

Karee has taught Music Together since 1997. She is a licensed Center Director and Certified Level II instructor with Music Together. She has her B.A. in vocal performance and M.A. in music history and literature. She received her M.A. at the University of Denver where she met her husband Steve while he was working on his M.M. in classical guitar performance. Karee loves bringing music to families and helping them discover the joy of music. She's raised two great kids who also teach Music Together!

photo Stephen Bondy, M.M.

Steve has been teaching Music Together since 2000 when Karee was with child (Ella). He is a licensed Center Director and Certified Level II Music Together teacher. Steve has music degrees from Wilfred Laurier in Waterloo, Ontario and from the University of Denver, both degrees in classical guitar. When he isn't teaching Music Together, he is also known as a Suzuki Guitar instructor!

photo Alyson Hayes-Myers

Alyson studied Music Education at the University of Denver. She has worked in music programs in both the Denver Public and Cherry Creek school districts. She has taught piano for over 15 years maintianing a studio of over 45 students. Alyson and her daughter Claire participated in Music Together classes with Karee and Steve for nearly four years. Alyson is delighted to have another creative outlet for her love of music education. Alyson has also achieved Certification Level I through Music Together.

photo Javan Carson


Javan is one of our Certified Level I Music Together teachers!  She has been playing the violin for most of her life, having started as a Suzuki student at age two.  She earned her degree in violin performance from the University of Denver on a full scholarship.  She began playing professionally with the Denver Chamber Orchestra while still in college.  Javan has played in a string quartet for more than 30 years, and has performed with countless orchestras, including the Colorado Ballet Orchestra and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.  She has played with such performers as Doc Severinsen, Mel Torme, Kathy Lee Gifford, Mannheim Steamroller, Stevie Wonder, Marco Antonio Solis, and Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys.

Javan has been teaching private violin, viola, and piano lessons for more than 30 years, has instructed Suzuki group classes for fifteen years, and has taught string classes in four metro-area school districts.  She was the conductor of the Sinfonia at Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestras for five years, and for two years was the Music Director and Conductor of Eklectika Youth Ensembles, an innovative youth orchestra that she founded. She was the conductor for the String Ensembles and the Conservatory Orchestras at Denver Young Artists Orchestras for ten years, and is excited to be with the Front Range Youth Symphony as the conductor of the Concert Strings and the Chamber Orchestras.

Her other not insubstantial activities include raising two boys, ages twelve and fifteen, who both play the cello!


photo Melody Ball

Melody has been making music for as long as she can remember.  Growing up she was always singing and dancing- thanks to a mother who made music a part of every day life. That is why she is so passionate about educating children and parents about the importance of making music together!

Melody has been in the childcare profession for over 10 years and it was through this that she discovered Music Together. She fell in love with the program-singing, movement, a strong musical foundation, and of course the silliness.

In addition to teaching Music Together, Melody enjoys being a mom for two amazing children. Her passion is providing a safe and fun atmosphere for children to let their creativity flow.

She can't wait to sing with you and your children!

Melody is one of our Level I Certified Teachers!

photo Alexandra (Alex) Farkas

Alexandra has loved singing, dancing, and making music for as long as she can remember. Treasured family memories include singing along and playing air guitar to her parents’ record collection with her brother in their den, as well as attending many live concerts with her family.

Alex is a graduate of Westminster Choir College of Rider University, where she earned her Bachelor of Music in Music Education and her Master of Arts in Teaching. She holds a NJ State certification for K-12 Music and has achieved Certification Level I through Music Together. Previously, she served as the K-6 general music teacher at a parochial school in Princeton, NJ. Since 2011, Alex has taught Music Together’s In-School curriculum in schools throughout central New Jersey, including the New Jersey State School for the Deaf, a parent cooperative preschool, and in underserved schools in the Trenton area through the Trenton Community Music School. Alex also continues her work as a Mentor for the In-School Services Department at Music Together Worldwide, where she has been on staff since 2013.


An active performer and musician, Alex has performed as a member of Westminster’s Symphonic Choir in Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall under the batons of such distinguished conductors as Pierre Boulez, Kurt Masur, and Lorin Maazel. In demand as a soloist, most recently Alex prepared a vocal recital benefit for a youth group service trip. She loves to sing as part of a choir and plays a mean English handbell. Most importantly, she loves young children and having fun making music with her families! Alex is thrilled to join the Twinkle Together team!


Alex is one of our Level II Certified Teachers!

photo Carolyn Jordan

Carolyn was introduced to Music Together as a nanny and fell in love immediately!  She grew up in Cleveland, Ohio where her family instilled a love of the arts in her early.  Carolyn has been singing, dancing, and acting ever since!  After earning her BFA in Theatre - Acting from West Virginia University, she travelled the country for a few years as a Tour Actor/Director with Missoula Children's Theatre.  Here in Colorado, Carolyn is a freelance choreographer, director, and performer and a nanny for two music-loving kiddos!

photo Miles Justice

Miles was born into the Music Together family. Having started Music Together very young, Miles has been part of this special music making community his whole life. Only recently did he decide to pursue Music Together as a teacher, and has spent the last year and a half teaching Music Together in Guadalajara, Mexico. Miles is a Denver native and is happy to be back home with his friends and family. While Miles isn’t teaching Music Together, he’s either performing mariachi music or teaching mariachi music to young children. His passion is music and more importantly spreading it to the younger generation.

photo Erika Whitlock

Erika grew up in a home full of music; her dad is a music teacher and choir director and her mom is his piano accompanist. Creating and listening to music was a regular occurance during Erika's childhood and helped her develop a lifelong love of singing. Erika sang in choirs and played in the school band growing up. She was an oboe performance major for 2 years in college before choosing a different path. Erika completed her Music Together teacher training in the summer of 2019. She is so happy to now be back in the music world! She currently takes voice lessons, sings in an adult choir and loves performing. Erika has three children of her own and enjoys watching them discover their love of creating music. She is so excited to be a part of the Music Together team and get the chance to help other families discover their love of music!

photo Karee & Steve

Karee and Steve have team taught off and on for many years.  They are a hoot together and worth at least doing a makeup class with them!!

  Laura Nordson - Music Together of Boulder

Laura comes to us from Music Together Boulder!  

Laura's Bio