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 Pauline Keenan

Music Together Director, Pauline began her performing career in grade school. The appreciation for music she enjoys today has been nurtured by singing and playing the guitar in numerous plays and variety shows. Pauline's vocal stylings have entertained audiences throughout her professional career as a lead singer in local bands featuring Country, Pop and Easy Listening music; as well as countless weddings and special occasions. She provided back-up choral support for national recording artists producing albums near her hometown of Barre, MA. Pauline became a Music Together teacher in 2000. In 2014, she took over as Director of Music Together of Greater Portland. She resides in Scarborough, Maine with her husband, Paul, daughters,Emily and Grace and their Golden-Doodle, Hallie.

photo Katie Daley

Katie began performing on stage at a young age. Along with many years of vocal training, Katie had a very active high school career including singing with many choirs and starring as the leading lady in her high school's musicals. While in her Junior year, Katie began working as a Nanny, which she is still doing 15 years later! After graduating, Katie played many roles in community and professional theater, her favorite being Maria in The Sound of Music. As a vocalist, Katie has sung for many weddings and special occasions, as well as our National Anthem at many sporting events, including the Portland Sea Dogs and Portland Pirates. After marrying her husband Todd in 2004 (whom she met in the theater), she went on to study Early Childhood Education at Southern Maine Community College. Today, Katie is a mom of two young girls, Ella and London, and continues to work as a Nanny and a Worship Leader for a local church. She is excited to begin teaching at Music Together after years of participating in the program both as a Nanny and as a mom.

photo Maggie Simon

After many years as a parent participant in Music Together classes, Maggie is excited to be joining Music Together of Greater Portland this year as a brand new teacher. While she began her career sharing music with children as a Music Therapist, the past 13 years have been dedicated to raising her three children. Maggie's love of music began at an early age and she has always found ways to include music in her life. She is currently a member of Evenlight Hospice Choir in Yarmouth. She is so happy to have the opportunity to share the joy of music with young families in Music Together. Maggie lives with her husband Dan, and their children Riley, Ben, and Andrew in Pownal, Maine.

  Vanessa Levat

Vanessa began performing on stage at a young age and carried her love of singing in choirs, playing instruments in bands through college and grad school.  Vanessa holds a masters in Social Work and spent time in New York City singing gigs while attending New York University.  She has always found a way to keep music in her life and spread her passion in her everyday life, creating impromptu songs to her son about cleaning toys, outdoor adventures and various other daily tasks or signing "old tunes" to the residents at the assisted living facility she works for.  Vanessa is excited to be back in maine with her husband Hadley and son Dylan. Vanessa has been a Music Together mom for a few years and a Music Together teacher for almost two years and is excited to spread the fun with other families!