Our Teachers

 

At Little Notes Music we love to play, sing and dance with you and your children. We believe that all children are musical! We invite you and your family to come and join us, and help us to bring harmony home!

 

photo Jennifer Trested

Jennifer is the director of Little Notes Music. She feels passionately that music should be a part of every child’s life, and loves teaching Music Together®, since it provides such a wonderful opportunity to share her love of music. She enjoys creating a classroom setting where ALL children feel welcome and included. She has extensive experience teaching children with special needs. Additionally, Jennifer has been a member of Music Together's Special Needs Program Development Workgroup since 2008. This workgroup is dedicated to assisting Music Together teachers and directors develop the skills needed to successfully include children with special needs in their classes.

She was first introduced to Music Together when her oldest daughter was a baby and she has never forgotten what a wonderful experience that was. Jennifer has also enjoyed making music with her two other children. She has been a registered teacher for Music Together since Spring 2001. Additionally, she has been awarded Certification Level I and Certification Level II from the Center for Music and Young Children, in Princeton, NJ. Certification Level II is the highest level of training available from Music Together. She was awarded Cert II for having demonstrated outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy, and parent education.

Additionally, Jennifer enjoys teaching private string lessons for violin and viola. Also, she is available to conduct musical birthday parties at the location of your choice. 

Jennifer is classically trained on the viola, and plays the autoharp and ukulele during classes and birthday parties. She is currently a member of the Massapequa Philharmonic. Jennifer is NY state certified in Music Education, Elementary Education, and Special Education. In addition to teaching Music Together, Jennifer is a music teacher in a local public school district.

     
photo Holly Sickinger-Bifulci

Holly is very excited to be working with Little Notes Music Together! She is a New York State certified music teacher who holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz/Commercial Music with a Musical Theater/Vocal Concentration from Five Towns College and a Master’s Degree in Music Education from Queen’s College. Holly has loved music her whole life. She enjoys singing many different styles of music, including jazz, musical theater and classical music. Currently, she sings with The Jewel Tones, Long Island’s premiere vintage vocal trio. Aside from performing, Holly loves to share her passion for music with others through teaching, and she is excited for the opportunity to share that joy by teaching Music Together classes.