Monica Allen, Music Together® Director
Teaching Artist Statement
Music and teaching are my passion, I feel extremely lucky to have found a profession where I am valued for what I love. I direct and teach Music Together, an award winning early childhood music program. My goal is to leave every student with a thirst for music, a desire to appreciate all types of music, and a lifelong love for the arts.
Monica has taught private lessons, chamber groups, and public school band programs since 2001. Monica received a degree from the University of South Carolina in Music Education specializing in Early Childhood Education. After Monica began her professional teaching career at Sumter Middle and High School, she began to work with younger students at Lamar and Spaulding Elementary where she really found her passion for young students, music, and movement. Once she moved to Seattle, she found Music Together and knew it was a perfect match. Through the guidance of Director Emeritus, Janice Gockel, Monica flourished as a Music Together teacher; she even earned her advanced certification, signifying that she understands, conveys, and accurately implements Music Together's instructional goals. As Co-Director of the Music Together Program since 2014, Monica has taken the program to new highs and is proud to have an award winning program!
Monica has performed with Palmetto Concert Band, Greenwood Concert Band, Around the Sound Community Band, and has played as a guest with Philharmonia Northwest. Monica has also premiered a woodwind quintet from a fellow Music Center faculty member! With Music Together, Monica has performed at Northwest Folklife, Seattle’s Children Festival, and various events at Music Center of the Northwest.