Our Teachers



photo Kendra Cogert, Center Director

A graduate of California State University Long Beach's Commercial Music Program, Kendra Cogert has performed in the Southern California area from Santa Barbara to San Diego and Palm Springs, as well as at the Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and the North Sea Jazz Festival in Amsterdam. She is married to professional bassist and music educator, Barry Cogert, and together they have two young adult children, Max and Julie.

Kendra is passionate about bringing the joy of music making to the lives of young children and their families. Her energy and sincerity are always a hit with the families in her program. As the Director of one of the longest-standing Southern California Music Together® Centers, Kendra is an excellent resource of knowledge and information about the musical development of young children.

     
photo Robyn Frey-Monell

Dr. Robyn Frey-Monell holds degrees from Columbia University Teachers College, University of California Irvine and Westminster Choir College. Her Scholarly research has centered on motivation, self-regulation, and how students learn. She has been a nationally featured soloist on the concert and oratorio stage and has performed a vast amount of symphonic choral and opera chorus repertoire throughout the United States. In addition to teaching applied voice at Biola University, Dr. Frey-Monell owns and operates Music in the Heights, a business designed to bring music and teacher training into local preschool classrooms using the Music Together curriculum.

     
photo Meredith Snyder

Meredith Snyder grew on a farm in the middle of rural Ohio in a very musical home. She began piano lessons at 4 years old and continued as a student of piano, guitar, and voice through her school years until she was accepted into Berklee College of Music on scholarship for talent and writing. After studying at Berklee, Meredith remained an integral part of the music community in Boston as she performed her original music regularly in her own rock band, taught private music lessons and ran a local open mic night right next to Berklee. Meredith began teaching Music Together in Boston with Groovy Baby Music in 2014 where she quickly became a very beloved teacher and member of the team. Come fall of 2018, Meredith relocated to sunny California to pursue her career as a writer and continue her career as a Music Together teacher. Meredith has a sincere passion for working with children and families and building communities around a common love for music.