Cathi Smits

  • Crescendo Academy Music Together Program Director
  • Cert II Music Together Specialist

Cathi Smits has been teaching Music Together for the past 17 years.  After completing the Music Together training under the direction and mentoring of Dr. Lili Levinowitz (Coauthor of Music Together LLC), she taught at Pakachoag Music School in Worcester, MA for five years.  When her family moved, she continued to teach Music Together in Wisconsin. While teaching in Wisconsin, she completed the professional Music Together Cert I Training with Susan Darrow (now the CEO of Music Together). She operated a licensed site for four years in Hudson, WI for “Music Together in the Valley” for before moving to Kalamazoo, MI.

Along with teaching family classes at Crescendo, Cathi is a Preschool Music Together Specialist for Marvelous Music which is a collaboration between the  Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra and Crescendo Academy of Music. Marvelous Music brings Music Together into nearly 40 Headstart, KPS PEEP, and other high-needs classrooms each school year. While preparing for the Marvelous Music program, Cathi continued her professional training with Music Together LLC by being selected for the challenging and demanding Cert II training, completing her training in 2010 under the direction and mentoring of Ken Guilmartin (co-author/founder of Music Together).  Cathi’s passion for making music with little friends and their families is well known.  Some have said that “Miss Cathi” is legendary in their child’s lives. She continues to work passionately and lovingly at changing the world one Music Together class at a time.

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