Our Teachers

Meet our Teachers

Our teachers are passionate about sharing the joy of music with children and families in Zurich!

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.

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Cezanne Winter is the Director of Music Together Zurich. She opened the first Music Together Center outside of the US in 1999! When Music Together was first offered in Switzerland there were no programs at all for babies and toddlers. Cezanne pioneered early childhood education in the Zurich area and in doing so has brought music into the lives of thousands of families. Cezanne loves to sing and play the guitar and teaching Music Together is her passion. She received her teaching certification at the Music Together® Laboratory school in Princeton, New Jersey.

     
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Heather Holden Garcia is our Assistant Director. She enjoys a long-standing career as a flutist and music educator for beginners through professional levels. While living in New York City, She was an Artist-in-residence and flute faculty at the esteemed Diller-Quaile School of Music. She was also a teaching assistant at Manhattan School of Music and has given master classes at several major universities and music conservatories throughout North America. She was a recipient of the Chamber Music America Residency Partnership Grant, designing and teaching a year-long Inter-generational Outreach Music Course to underprivileged communities in New York. Heather relocated to Zürich in 2007 and was a member of the Music Academy faculty at the Zürich International School for nine years before deciding to focus her attention on Early Childhood music education.  She maintains an active private flute studio. Heather was proud to complete Music Together Teacher Certification in 2015 and achieved Certification Level I in June 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Music, summa cum Laude, from Boston University and a Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music.  When not teaching, Heather enjoys regular work as an extra flutist with the Opernhaus Zürich and spending time with her family. 

     
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Krystle Jane Giddey has been working with Music Together Zürich since the spring of 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Flute Performance and is also a certified ESL teacher. Krystle completed her Music Together certification in Bonn, Germany in the spring of 2017. Since finishing her Master's degree in 2014, Krystle has taught students of all ages and levels in the U.S.A., South Korea and Germany. She has been working in the Zürich area since 2017 where, in addition to her work as a Music Together teacher, she teaches private flute lessons in her growing studio. Krystle is thrilled to be here in the Zürich area and enjoys experiencing all that Switzerland has to offer. When she's not teaching you can find her on most weekends in the mountains where she likes to go climbing, skiing, or hiking with her husband. Check out Krystle's private website here!   http://krystlegiddey.wixsite.com/zurichflutelessons  ​​​​​​

     
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Jenie Kechulius first taught Music Together in the U.S. and is very excited to be working with the international families here in Zurich. She has a Master’s degree in saxophone performance from the University of SC, where she also studied music history and taught for their New Horizons Band program. Jenie has been teaching private saxophone, clarinet, and music theory lessons for almost 15 years and is pleased to be teaching private and group lessons in Zurich. She also teaches beginner voice and piano lessons for children as well as hosting music-themed birthday parties. Jenie has additionally been a guest speaker, developed curriculum, and taught classes on music entrepreneurship. She has taught music appreciation, music history, saxophone, and band all at the collegiate level. A lover of musical theatre, Jenie has also enjoyed performing in the pit orchestras for many musicals. She is thrilled to be here in Zurich, and teaching for Music Together.