DebraDebra Walden Thornton - Director, Registered Music Together® Teacher, Level I Certified.

Debra is a licensed Music Together Center Director and a Registered and Level I certified Music Together teacher. She holds a B.A. in Visual and Performing Arts with a concentration in Vocal Music from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (1994), and she has been teaching music to children since 1997.

Debra is a seasoned performer (vocalist, dancer & actor) with a professional career spanning more than 20 years. She has performed, toured (U.S. and Europe) and recorded with such companies as the New York Ensemble for Early Music, Bachworks (NY), Bronx Opera (NY), Caramoor Opera (NY), Maureen Fleming (NY), The Maryland Camerata, Phoenix Repertory Dance Company (MD), and Washington Opera (D.C.). In addition, she has shown original choreography and performance art work in various locations in NY and MD. She currently performs regularly with the Brevard Theatrical Ensemble.

In 2001, Debra created and began to teach Yogamomba®, a program of yoga, dance and song for moms with infants and young children.

She is the mother of two: a son who is 15 years old, and a 9 year old daughter. Being a mom, she says, has been her proudest and most fulfilling work of all.

Christie Stanaland - Registered Teacher

Christie is a Registered Music Together Teacher. She has sung all her life, but started her professional career as a pediatric nurse! Now a mom, she has turned from nursing to music and we are thrilled and SO fortunate to have her, Her experience with children and families really shows in the classroom, and she has a wonderful creative playful approach to teaching that we LOVE!