Our Teachers

Meet the Teachers of Lyrical Children!

Our teachers come from all sorts of backgrounds, but they're united by a common passion: Sharing the joy of music with children and families in Southold, Aquebogue, Calverton, Shoreham, Miller Place, Port Jeff & Setauket!

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.

Darlene Fulda

Darlene is now celebrating 40 years working in the music business.  She is a songwriter with CD's on CDbaby and iTunes under her performance name Darcey.. She continues working as a Jazz voca...

Diana Heinlein

Diana has an extensive background on stage, having performed on many LI stages including children's theatre and libraries. Introduced to Music Together by her grandchild, she is excited to share h...

Marie Kaminski

Marie is the Director of Lyrical Children and has been teaching Music Together classes since 1999. Watching children and families grow musically over the years has been an amazing experience! &nbs...

Stephanie Buffa

Stephanie has been a Music Together Mom with all her children. She holds a BA in Theater, has played the piano for over 25 yrs and has loved singing all her life. She was drawn to teach MT after s...

Gabrielle (Gabby) Henderson

Gabrielle has an extensive musical background having played clarinet for ten years, performing in concert bands.  Her experience with instruments includes flute, saxophone and drums.  Sh...

Fran Bursztyn

Fran is a happily married mother of three adult children. With a degree in Elementary Education from LIU/ C.W. Post Campus she has been working in nursery and pre-schools for the past 21 years. Sh...