Our 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.

Each of the teachers brings something unique to their classes and that diversity is one of the strengths of the Music Together® program.

photo Don O'Keefe
Don O'Keefe is a registered Music Together teacher and the director of Music Together of Greater Danbury, LLC.
His father was a drummer and he has been playing drums and percussion all of his life. He studied performance and professional music at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. His time at Berklee was instrumental in his development as a drummer, professional musician and teacher. He has performed professionally with a variety of bands both live and in studios. His recording experience includes records at The Hit Factory and The Manhattan Center Studios in New York City. Some of the many notable musicians he has worked with include: Joan Osborne, Dave Rosenthal, Eileen Ivers, Geoffrey Blythe and Thomas Hamlin. Don has performed with The Pat McGuire Band for over 15 years, playing extensively along the East Coast including an appearance on national TV on the Late Night with Conan O’Brian Show. He was fortunate to study one summer with the late, great, Joe Morrello from the Dave Brubeck Band. He believes you should always be a student of your craft and to that end he studies today with a variety of great teachers including Henrique DeAlmedia. Henrique is a Berklee College professor, a monster player and a world class educator.
Don is the father of 2 children Kayleigh & Ryan who are his whole world. His passion for music and love of young children led him to pursue a career in Music Together, and more than 15 years later he couldn't be happier with the decision. He currently resides in Brookfield, CT, where he teaches drums privately, both in person and online, from his home studio. He also plays live in a variety of local bands and orchestras.
photo Ali Froman

Ali Froman, has twelve years of dance training including ballet, modern, jazz and ballroom. Ms Froman studied at Alvin Ailey American Dance School and the American Ballet Theatre School in NYC as well as in Westchester County, NY.
She studied in the Professional Theatre Training Program at SUNY Purchase in Purchase, NY. Her work there included: acting, voice, speech and movement for the stage.
Ali Froman has studied acting privately with Phil Gushee in NYC. She also studied Linklater Technique for the stage with Elizabeth Himmelstein at the Roundabout Theatre Company.
Ali has been with us here at Music Together of Brookfield since we opened our doors. She is a registered Music Together teacher who has taught in Fairfield County for many years.

photo Jennifer Moncuse

Jen Moncuse is a singer-songwriter of both Celtic-Rock and children’s music. She has had seven years of formal music training and studied voice, guitar and music theory at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts before attending Belmont University in Nashville for music business and writing. She has performed professionally since 2005 as a solo act and as part of the duo Free Thought. Jen also teaches music each year in Litchfield as part of the town’s summer day camp program. Other credits include the release of two CDs, performances with The Pinhead Angels - a band based in Stamford - and a year teaching music PK-8 at Immanuel Lutheran School in Danbury. She has been a registered Music Together teacher for 10 years and has completed her Cert Level I training and is close to completing Cert Level II, which is the highest recognition for a Music Together teacher. She teaches parent/child classes and the In-School program as well as Rhythm Kids. We are so happy to have her on our staff!


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photo Dina DiMarco

My name is Dina DiMarco, I’m from the small town of Wethersfield Connecticut. I currently attend Western  Connecticut State University as a Music Major with a Theater and Psychology Minor. My main musical studies concentrate on Jazz Vocals, but I intend to get my Masters in Music Therapy once I graduate. I’ve worked with kids all my life and I’ve loved doing it. I started babysitting when I was 12 and I still nanny or sit to this day! My love for music and the arts began when I started playing piano at 6 years old, and from then on it became my entire life. Some hobbies of mine are playing music with my friends, hiking, and doing improv with my schools

  Mr. Don/Miss Jen