Our Teachers

Teachers Miss Sally & Miss Grace
Sally Thornton, Director

". . . she makes up her own songs and loves to dance to music . . ."   her mom wrote in Sally's baby album.  Nothing has changed.  Sally has been singing and dancing with children since her youth.  Teacher, choreographer, director, arranger, cantor, instrumentalist are some of the hats she has worn over the last 30 years.   

As Director of ALLEGRO MUSIC TOGETHER, Sally brings her musical passion to supporting your child's musical journey.  In class, she creates a fun, informal, musically rich, social setting that supports the varied learning styles of both children and adults.  

Enjoying ongoing musical growth, Sally sings with the Oregon Chorale, and provides children's music enrichment at her church and local preschools.  Yoga, Pilates and Barre3 classes inform the movement/rhythmical aspect of teaching.

Sally completed the initial Music Together® training in 2010.  In 2012 The Center for Children and Music Development in Princeton, NJ awarded Sally the Music Together Certification Level 1 status for outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy and parent education.  She attends Music Together workshops throughout the year.

Grace Lukman    

Grace loves children and loves music. She spent 4 years co-directing Children Music Club program at Grace Baptist Church in Singapore. The program has enrolled morethan 80 children each semester and produced a new generation of young musicians who perform, compose, and record their music. In thePortland area Grace directed the children’s choir at Multnomah Presbyterian Church for 5 years. An accomplished pianist and soloist, she holds Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance and Master of Music degree. Grace is a registered Music Together® teacher. She is also offering private piano/voice lesson and is actively involved in the West Portland Federated Music Club and Oregon Music Teacher Association.

She is passionate about music and the development of children. She creates a fun, informal, social setting that spurs engagement and supports each child's musical development.

 

Grace Lukman