Director & Teacher Sally Thornton

". . . she makes up her own songs and loves to dance to music . . ."   her mom wrote in her 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.

With a Master's degree in Education, 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.

Enjoying ongoing musical growth, Sally sings with the Oregon Chorale, provides children's music enrichment at her church, takes voice lessons, Alexander Technique and regulary attends Music Together workshops. 

TESTIMONIALS   Family stories about Allegro Music Together

" Music Together has become a part of our family now. Even my husband is singing Music Together songs with our daughter. ~ 1st semester mom 

Music Together has been an amazing journey for my family. For my 5 year old, Music Together allowed him to break through the barrier of shyness and embrace music in many different capacities; singing songs to his younger brother for comfort/fun, beating or dancing to the beat of a drum, or dancing and painting to music with his hands and feet. For my 2 year old, music is comfort when hi is hurt, calming when going to bed, and pure fun when banging pots and pans to his own beat. Whether they are moving their bodies, instrument playing, humming or vocalizing music and notes; music is comfort, joy, and therapy for my children and family. Music Together is a great program that embraces what music is all about for each individual and family; encouraging music for a lifetime. ~ 3rd semester parent

Music Together gives me a chance to do something fun with my infant and to meet other moms too. ~ 1st semester parent

Music Together does more than just teach music. It reminds us that music is already part of oiur lives, and then it gives us the tools to incorporate music and movement into everything else we do. Music Together should be a core part of every young person's education; it's as much a part of literacy and reading and writing. ~ 1st semester parent, Professional musician

I appreciated Sally's flexible nature towards Noah's unique way of making music! Some programs would have discouraged his independent dancing and singing, but Sally was able to artfully support his energy and enthusiasm while also respecting the other children and their approaches as well. Thank you to Miss Sally for influencing our family to live out each day in song! ~ 1st semester parent, Early Childhood/Elementary Educator

An educational, stimulating, and bonding activity for my child and our family. ~ 1st semester parent

Music Together is a great opportunity to show our child why we love to make music. The class is structured, yet not too formal. We love the mixed ages environment because she can watch older children and try to follow what they do, the Cds and songbooks make it easy to use at home. We were looking for a program for a baby and this was something she could do before she was even able to walk. Now that she's a little older, it is still perfect! ~ 2nd semester parent   "