Meet Our Teachers

All of our teachers are passionate about music and the development of children. They are trained and registered by the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, New Jersey. Angela Barberg, Laura Berscheit, and Myra Curry are Certified Level One teachers and provide on-going mentoring throughout the year.

Our teachers create a fun, informal, social setting that supports each family's musical development. Our classes are designed with both the child and parent in mind!

photo Angela Barberg

Angela is the founder and director of Music Together® West Twin Cities LLC, which she started in August 1999. She graduated from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, with a B.M. in Music Education. She has taught instrumental music in both public and private schools and music studios, in addition to her early childhood experience teaching Kindermusik. She frequently brings in various musical instruments and plays for her families. She has played horn in the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, Lake Wobegon Brass Band (alto horn), Minneapolis Civic, and the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra. She currently sings and recorded a CD with the Edina Chorale. She is involved in songleading at church and serves as orchestra director for its church musical. Angela is a registered and certified level 1 teacher, and a member of the Director's Leadership Group in Princeton, New Jersey. She and her husband, Bill, enjoy scuba diving in Mexico, outdoor concerts, cheering for the Green Bay Packers, and spending time with family and friends. They have two musical children, Adrienne and Alec. 

photo Laura Berscheit

Laura has been teaching Music Together since 2008 and is the Business Manager for Music Together West Twin Cities, LLC. She earned her Music Together Certification Level I by the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, NJ in October 2016. Additionally, she is a member of the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association (ECMMA) and has earned her Level 1 Certification with the organization. Passionate about music, Laura sings in the choir at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Golden Valley. She also plays the flute and cantors for weddings, funerals, and Masses. She has a B.S. in Business Marketing and her professional experiences include: sales and marketing, leadership development, management, teaching, writing, voice overs, and small business ownership. Laura is a NASM certified personal trainer and triathlete. She is blessed with her son, James. 

photo Myra Curry

Myra J. Curry has been teaching Music Together since April 1999 and loves it. In June 2004, Myra was awarded Music Together Certification Level I by the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, NJ. Besides teaching Myra has an extensive background in Musical Theater. She received her B.F.A. in dance from North Carolina School of the Arts. She has performed professionally in Musical Theater shows for more than 20 years and has toured nationally and internationally. In the Twin Cities area audiences have seen Myra at the Guthrie, Mixed Blood, Ordway, and Children's Theaters. Myra also choreographs shows for local business and community theaters. In July 2012 Myra became a Zumba instructor. Myra and her husband, Sherman, have three sons: Sherman,III, Zacarias and Isaiah.

photo Andrea From

After completing her teacher training in July of 2016, Andrea is very excited to be joining Music Together West Twin Cities! Andrea spent her childhood in rural Montana riding horseback, playing outside, and studying piano and guitar. In high school, she and her twin sister performed together as a singing and songwriting duo. Their original song, “Miserable Thing,” won in the jazz category of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest.  In 2014, Andrea earned her B.A. in English from Macalester College. There, she sang in an a cappella group, formed a jazz ensemble with friends, and headed up Medicinal Melodies, a group of volunteer musicians performing in places of need throughout the Twin Cities. Since graduating, Andrea has found great joy in working with young children. She has been a Montessori preschool teacher, a gallery assistant at Minnesota Children’s Museum, and an after-school volunteer for Ronald McDonald House. Andrea now lives in St. Paul with her husband. She nannies a happy little girl, and brings her ukulele to work every day! Andrea looks forward to using her music and education backgrounds to create meaningful and fun experiences for Music Together families.

photo Beth Gonzalez

Beth Gonzalez is alway happiest when she is singing! A recent transplant from California where she taught Music Together at MusicalMe, Beth is thrilled to be teaching Music Together in Minnesoata with Music Together West Twin Cities.  Originally from Indiana, she grew up singing in her church and school choirs and playing piano and flute.  After graduating with a bachelor's degree from Indiana University, Beth found her calling teaching preschool in Chicago, where she met her husband.  A week after their honeymoon, they moved to California and started their family in the Bay Area.  Beth first discovered Music Together 15 years ago, when she signed up her infant son and found it to be a transformative experience.  She loved the child-centered philosophy and the opportunity to sing and grow musically with her child.  She has fond family memories of Music Together with both of her sons and feels it made a significant difference in their early childhood. Beth fulfilled a life-long goal and became a Music Together teacher in 2015. She brings over 20 years of experience working with young children and their families and loves sharing her joy in music with others.

photo Chelsie Ofsthun

Music (singing in particular) has always been a huge part of Chelsie's life. She grew up with music in her ear – whether it was jamming out to the 80s music her parents loved, sing-along musical nights every weekend, or making her own CD mix with her dad. Though during her middle school years she opted for band, playing the clarinet after her mom, come high school she transitioned to choir. Since middle school Chelsie took part in 6 musical plays, including a starring role as Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden, her senior year of high school.

Chelsie graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with a degree in Secondary Education - English.

Chelsie can’t wait to combine her new role as a mother, her background in education, and her passion for music to teach the Music Together program – hoping to bring others the same musical joy she has experienced in her life.

photo Jackie Schluter

Jackie has been teaching the Music Together program since 1999. However, if you ask her directly, Jackie might say she has actually been “LEARNING" about music from children since 1999.  Jackie has a degree in Theatre Arts from St. Mary’s University.  Locally, Jackie has been on stage at The Brave New Workshop, Mystery Café Theatre, and Small Change Original Theatre. In addition to her teaching/”learning”, Jackie currently works for Steppingstone Theatre for Youth in St. Paul.  Jackie brings her dramatic flair and creative sense of fun to each and every class experience. She says she loves her job because of stories like the one told in this note from a mom in one of her classes. “Thank you for three wonderful years of music classes. I can tell the effect they’ve had on my son. I’ve now got a kid who is proud of himself and not afraid to sing all the words at his preschool sing-a-long. You’ve also helped me to lose my own inhibitions about singing with other people. And you helped me to not pass that fear on to my child. Thank You!” Jackie and her husband, Dean, have 3 children–Otto, Gabrielle, and Owen.