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

photo Virginia Navarro

Founder and Director of Seashell Music Together, Virginia is so delighted to be part of the fabulous  Music Together® team! Trained under the co-founder of Music Together, Lili M. Levinowitz, Ph.D., Virginia spent her childhood as part of a music family in Caracas, Venezuela. She holds both a Bachelor and Masters of Music degree in Piano Performance and has been teaching music individually and in group settings since 1995. She moved to the Seattle area in 2005 and fell in love with the Music Together curriculum when she started bringing her own kids to classes. Having performed as a soloist and in group concerts, she is thrilled to have the opportunity to bring the Music Together Curriculum to the Eastside Seattle area, and to be working hands on with the people she loves best.... kids! She lives in Sammamish with her husband and their four kids.

photo Cecelia Leavitt

"Miss Cece" is thrilled to be joining the Seashell Music Together family under the direction of Virginia Navarro. Cece's love of music began while growing up in France, surrounded by old French folk songs, accordion music and Edith Piaf tunes, as well as the United States, surrounded by campfire songs, Duke Ellington and musical theatre. Cece received her Bachelor of Music degree in Music Business and Voice from James Madison University in Virginia., and has worn many musical hats since then: actor/singer/dancer in regional and international musical theatre productions; radio dj and rock 'n roll band member; adult and childrens' choir director; as well as teaching, coaching, and directing music and movement classes in individual, school and group settings since 1988. After living in Virginia, Florida, the Carribean, Texas, and now Washington, Cece loves that Music Together is a blend of the world menu of music, songs and movement that she acquired after calling many places home. She is so excited to help Music Together's curriculum expand on the Eastside so that more families can expand their own tastebuds and get back to the joy of making music. Cece especially loves making music with her guitar-toting husband, Rob, and her three music-loving children. Now let's all sing and dance... together!!!

photo Melissa Robinson

My passion for music and singing goes back as far as I could speak. I grew up in a very musical environment thanks to my mom and have been part of choirs both in school and in church all my life. I received vocal training in a private music studio back in my home country, Honduras. Where I also recorded background vocals for an album.

My husband and I moved to this country back in 2007 and lived in Rochester, New York for two years. His job moved us across the country with our, then, 9 month old twins to this gorgeous State. We have lived in the Seattle area with our three boys for 7 years now and it truly feels like home.

I have a degree in Architecture which I thoroughly enjoyed before choosing to stay home with my kids. My love for all arts and children has led me to volunteer as an art teacher in my kids’ school and a Faith Formation catechist in church.

I became a Music Together teacher after coming to classes with my youngest child and loving what this program offers in music development for families. Although my twins didn’t have the opportunity to participate in this program, they too have been able to enjoy the fruits of it from what their brother and I bring home from class.

I am excited to be joining Ms. Vivi and this amazing program. I am very grateful for the opportunity to share with your little ones a joy that seeps through my pores, which is the love of making music.

photo Paulina White Chalita

Paulina has had a lifetime dedicated to Flamenco and Ballet. Some of her career highlights include that she learned Flamenco in Las Cabales, Guadalajara and later did advance studies in Amor de Dios, Madrid. She also took part in the Clermont-Ferrand’s Opera Ballet school in France. Along with castanets, she also enjoys playing percussion instruments and the piano.
She has 7 years’ experience teaching various arts to kids (Dancing, painting and performing arts) and her own Flamenco Studio in Redmond, WA is also dedicated to teaching children. Most importantly, she has 3 kids, so she understands the uniqueness of each child as well as parents’ expectations and feelings.
“I am very excited to start leading music classes. As a mother, Music Together has been an amazing program I have loved taking my kids to. Now that I know it well from the instruction side, I can see the amazing authenticity and well-documented roots it has. The program perfectly understands the importance of music during a child's early development”
Paulina also holds a B.A. in Industrial Design with a minor in Art History. Throughout her life, she has lived in 7 different countries, so she values, enjoys and celebrates different cultural backgrounds.