Our Teachers

Meet the Teachers of City Lights Music Together

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 the Las Vegas Valley

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 Esther Rothman

Esther comes to Music Together® with a background in psychology and education and has recently taken on the role of co-director of City Lights Music Together. Originally from El Paso, Texas, Esther has always enjoyed singing, dancing, being silly, and working with children - which makes Music Together® a very fulfilling specialty! She found Music Together® as an activity with her girls when they were young, loved it, and completed the training in 2018. She is thoroughly enjoying teaching the in-school, outreach, and Sing Shalom programs, and looks forward to singing and making music with you and your little ones!  

photo Melanie Ron

Melanie Ron, c--director of City Lights Music Together, has been singing, dancing, and making music together with families for the past 18 years! A native, New Yorker, Melanie spent years in NY performing. In 2001 she took her 6-month-old daughter to her very first Music Together® class. She immediately fell in love with the class and trained to teach the award-winning Music Together program with Dr. Lili Levinowitz, Director of Research and coauthor of Music Together, in Princeton, NJ.

 Melanie was invited to join Music Together International’s teacher training team and has been training new teachers around the globe to dance and sing for the past 8 years! City Lights Music Together is celebrating its14th year introducing thousands of families in the Las Vegas Valley to the joys of dance, music-making, and the powerful benefits of having music in their lives. 

photo Katie Jensen

Katie is originally from the beautiful beach community of San Clemente where she began her professional career at the local dinner theatre starring in "Girl Crazy" at 16 yrs old. She was accepted into the performing arts program at USC where she graduated with honors, Magna Cum Laude. Having the desire to travel, she used her talents to see the world singing, dancing and acting her way through Europe, the South Pacific, Japan and across the USA.She has starred in many musicals as well as performed with many vocal groups singing Opera, Pop, Country, RNB and even with a world renound Persian group, "The Black Cats". She was cast in"Jubilee" as a lead singer so she moved from LA to LV in 2002. She is now a voice -over artist and can be heard in many radio and television commercials. Today she is starring in her best role ever, as mother to a beautiful, hysterical 14 yr old boy, Brayden. They found Music Together when he was 3 yrs old and fell in love with the experience. Katie has been teaching for the last 10 years and has recently completed Music Together's Certification I. She loves every minute teaching, seeing the spark of music that has brought her such joy, ignite in such tiny children. 

photo Alexandra Dwek

Alexandra is proud to be a Music Together® teacher and teaches both baby and mixed age classes with City Lights Music Together. She completed her training here in Las Vegas with Dr. Lili Levinowitz and now holds a Certification Level 1. She hails from London where she attended the Lycee Francais Charles De Gaulle. This led to a singing career specializing in French Cabaret. Her vocal training was privately with renowned tenor Howard Milner, Professor of singing at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She moved to Las Vegas in 2007 and has been teaching with City Lights Music Together since completing her training in 2008. She feels truly blessed to have found the Music Together program and to share in the joy and enthusiasm it brings to all who participate.

photo Marylou Sun
photo Esther and Melanie
  Jude Lovat
photo Crista Leopardi

Crista is a mother, music lover, and a semi-retired performer. She comes from a musicial family with a great love for QUEEN and The Beatles. Crista found the joy in Music Together when she brought her daughter to class, and is excited to be part of the City Lights team!

  Katie or Esther