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.

Robyn Bauer has enjoyed teaching Music Together® since 2008. She was a Suzuki violin student starting at age 6 and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from James Madison University. She is concertmaster of the UMW Philharmonic and performs regularly in several different orchestras and ensembles in the Fredericksburg area. She taught Suzuki violin lessons for 10 years, has taught Elementary School music, and has worked at a local radio station. In addition to the violin, Robyn loves to sing and play the guitar, piano, ukelele, blades of grass, and any other instrument she can get into her hands!

Kendra Carter has a love for music that was nurtured at an early age. Kendra traveled across the country singing with her family from the age of 2 through high school and made three professional vocal recordings. She took Suzuki violin lessons at the age of 9 and has been playing the piano since age six. She sang in the Messiah with her college choir and traveled with a college ensemble representing her alma mater. She taught violin and experienced teaching kindergarten in a private school. She has sung on praise teams in mega churches and currently participates in her local church praise and worship program. Music together combines her passion for music and her experience working with little ones.

Adele Uphaus-Conner grew up singing in church, school, and community choirs. In high school, she was a member of the select a cappella ensemble and took voice lessons for several years. She lost touch with her musical side after college and will be ever grateful to her daughter for helping her find it again! She fell in love with Music Together during classes taken with her daughter and completed the 25-hour Music Together Teacher Training workshop in September 2014. She is so excited about the opportunity to sing with children and perhaps help others find their musical selves again!

Caroline Dunmire is a music educator and violinist who has performed in many ensembles across Virginia. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Instrumental Music Education with a concentration in violin performance. Caroline loves to teach music and work with children. Her professional affiliations include Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and National Association for Music Education (NAfME). She is excited to return for her second summer with Bright Beginnings Music Together.

Emily Tosh has always had a passion for music. Growing up she studied piano and vocal performance, sang in various choral groups and worship bands, and attended summer camps at the internationally recognized Interlochen Center for the Arts. Emily holds a BA in Psychology and Spanish, and an MA in Education from the University of Michigan, where she sang with the University Musical Society Choral Union, a large community/university chorus that frequently appears with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and presents yearly performances of Handel's Messiah and other major choral works. Her career has taken her in many directions, from teaching high school to promoting literacy as an Usborne Books and More consultant. She most recently taught music at Fredericksburg United Methodist Preschool. In April 2017 she completed the Music Together Training under the guidance of Music Together co-founder Dr. Lili M. Levinowitz. She is thrilled to join the Bright Beginnings Music Together staff and share her passion for music with young children and their families.