Our Teachers

Meet the Teachers of Tenn Little Birds

 

Our teachers come from all sorts of backgrounds, but they’re united by a common passion: Sharing the joy of music with children and families in East Nashville.  All teachers have successfully completed the live Music Together Teacher Training, which is built on research in early childhood and music development. We keep our skills fresh through workshops every semester and advanced trainings offered by Music Together Worldwide.

 

 

photo Allison Link

Allison is director of Tenn Little Birds as well as a registered Music Together teacher and Mama to her little boy Edison.  She was born and raised in the rural farmlands of Boyertown, Pennsylvania.  As a little girl, she would walk around singing to everyone because she thought it was the same as talking.  Due to this confusion, she began singing in choir at the age of 3, and has been in the theater since she was 13.  Allison holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice from Westminster Choir College.  During her studies, she had the honor of singing under conductors Kurt Masur, Mariss Jansons, Pierre Boulez and Michael Tilson Thomas at Carnegie Hall.  Post-graduation, Allison moved to the concrete jungle of NYC.  There she studied acting at Matthew Corozine Studios, furthered her passion for theater, and had the opportunity to travel and perform on stages around the world.  In 2016, she and her husband relocated to Nashville and by 2017 she accidently began directing Tenn Little Birds after losing her car keys, getting a drive home from a dear friend, and being conviced Music Together NEEDED to be in East Nashville!  She could not be more grateful for their beautiful home, the lack of snow in Southern winters, their two rescue pups Bodhi and CoCo, and their beautiful baby boy Edison.  Allison studied Music Therapy at Belmont University and can't wait to bring music therapy practices to Tenn Little Birds.  

     
photo Meg Braun

Meg Braun is a singer/songwriter known for her fearless writing, dynamic vocal style and performances that have charmed audiences throughout her musical travels. She relocated from New York City to Nashville in 2015, after releasing her third album of original songs, garnering her recognition as a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist and Kerrville New Folk Finalist. After touring extensively during 2015 and 2016, she found herself looking for more ways to connect to her Nashville community. Having trained to be a Music Together teacher while in New York City, she began exploring using that training and was thrilled when this opportunity with Tenn Little Birds appeared.  Meg couldn’t be more excited to share the joy of music with the Tenn Little Birds community through Music Together classes.

     
photo Karina Daza

Miss Nina has been with Music Together since 2012 and has loved it ever since!  A bilingual musician, she loves using both Spanish and English every semester in class.  Miss Nina moved from New York to Nashville in 2019.  She studied vocal performance and psychology at Fordham University and the Julliard School before combining these interests and pursuing a Masters in Music Therapy.  With a special place in her heart for children, Karina completed her Music Therapy internship at Mount Siniai Hospital, working in Pediatrics and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  Karina has also worked at vairous schools providing music classes/music therapy to children both neurotypical and with special needs.  When Karina is not leading music sessions, she can be found performing and music festicals or hiking trails with her dog, Jazz.