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 Sarah Trested

Sarah Trested is a dancer, aerialist, music teacher, dance teacher, and choreographer from Long Island, NY. Sarah has been immersed in music, dance, and the arts since birth. With Music Together director Jennifer as her mother, she attended Music Together classes and grew up in a household with a true passion for music and the arts. Sarah completed her Music Together training in the summer of 2017.

 

Sarah started dancing at a young age, and her studies increased to a more serious level when she enrolled at the Long Island High School for the Arts. Sarah has attended several professional dance intensives, including the JSSI Intensive in New York and T. Lang Sweatshop in Atlanta. She has performed at a variety of notable venues, including the Lincoln Center Theater in New York, Walt Disney World, and Disney Cruise Lines.

 

Sarah spent her Fall 2017 college semester as a performer at Walt Disney World through the Disney College Program, where she was selected to be a performer in the Christmas Castle Show, Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration. Sarah started her post-grad career as a dancer, performer, and aerialist with Disney Cruise Lines, and was working for them up until March of this year. Sarah most recently spent her summer working as the Music and Dance specialist for NSDC.

 

Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree from Temple University, where she was a double major in Dance and Economics. Sarah graduated from the University in December 2018.