Our Teachers

Meet the Teachers of River of Song Music for 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 the Billerica!

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.

photo Rosa Elena Rivera

Rosa Elena is excited to be teaching Music Together and Canta y Baila Conmigo®! Since her early childhood, Rosa Elena has loved to sing... along with her very musical family.
She studied music formally at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in the National School of Music, then came to New England in 2000 and graduated from New England Conservatory with a Masters in Vocal Performance as well as second Master in Vocal Pedagogy with a concentration in Music in Education. She also has Kodaly level II and Music Together training. Rosa Elena's ten years as a teacher in private settings and public schools has given her experience with different learning abilities and different group sizes.
Teaching music to young children is her passion and she loves to share her culture through music and song.

photo Venus Armendia

Venus is originally from Mexico City and discovered Music Together as a mother of two in the Spring of 2012, and since then she was "hooked." Venus has taken piano lessons, ballet, and Mexican folk dancing at different times of her life! Venus has a Bachelor's in Business Management and a Master's in Organizational Communication. She has lived in the UK for four years, and in the USA for a total of 11 years. She speaks English, Spanish and some Russian. She is a certified Music Together Teacher who is excited to share her passion for music, singing and dancing with as many children and adults as possible. Her seven year old son and her four year old daughter have gone through all the collections of Music Together and they are now in Rhythm Kids!