Our Instructors!

COCO CLAUDINE BASTIEN
Coco has been working for Sally's Music Circle on and off since 1995.
Lately, she spends the school year teaching music at Gladwyne Montessori
School where she has taught for 15 years and also teaching after school
instrumental lessons privately.
Claudine has BA in Fine Arts from Concordia College in Montreal and
a BA in Music Education from the University of Quebec in Montreal.
She is one of the fine vocalists on our wonderful Sally's Music Circle CD collections.
DAVID BRODIE
David has been working at Sally's Music Circle
since December 2002. In addition to working at SMC, he is
also a freelance bass player. David graduated from Berklee
College of Music. David lives in Philadelphia and speaks fluent Spanish.
JUDY MAC judy@sallysmusic.com
Judy Mac has been with Sally’s Music Circle since 1997.
In addition to working for SMC, she has a children’s birthday party
business and also performs at school programs and community
events entertaining with music and storytelling.
Judy also fronts an original, progressive rock band.
A proud grandmother of Emily and Riley, Judy is also an
accomplished triathlete. Judy resides with her new husband
Tom (who builds race cars!) in Green Lane.
Check out Judy’s band at www.myspace.com/barnumeffect.
Maja Lisa MAJA LISA FRITZHUSPEN majalisa@sallysmusic.com
Maja Lisa (pronounced maya lisa) has been teaching at
Sally’s Music Circle since 2010. In addition to her work at
SMC, she is a voice teacher and opera singer. She holds
a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy
from the University of Iowa. Maja Lisa loves teaching music
to children and traveled to Guatemala in 2010 to teach a
week long arts camp for kids. She lives in Philadelphia with her
husband and is excited to be sharing music with SMC families.
Maja Lisa can be reached at majalisa@sallysmusic.com.
BRENDA ROSE SIMKIN
Brenda Rose has been working for Sally’s Music Circle
since September 2000. Brenda Rose has a Bachelors of
Music Education from Temple University. In addition to
working at SMC, Brenda Rose sings in the Philadelphia-based
chamber choir Voces Novae et Antiquae, which specializes
in early music and new music by local composers.
She also plans children’s programs for the Philadelphia
Yearly Meeting of the Society of Friends (Quakers).
Brenda Rose lives in Ardmore with her husband and two daughters.
SALLY WEAVER sally@sallysmusic.com
Founder and director of Sally's Music Circle,
Sally received her Masters and Ph.D. in Music Education
from Temple University and has taught music classes to
young children and their families since 1983. Before specializing
in early childhood music education, Sally received her Bachelors
in Music Education from the University of Michigan and was an
elementary beginning band teacher in Colorado. Her current
interests are studying early childhood learning differences, making
an SMC video and working on a third year of SMC CDs. She lives
in Narberth with her husband and two sons.