Faculty

Meet our Registered Music Together® Teachers.

Whitney Allen Giller
Music Together Teacher

Whitney holds a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music in Cello Performance from the University of Louisville and DePaul University respectively. She also holds certification for K-12 music education in the state of Iowa. Whitney has played with many groups around the country, including Orchestra Iowa, the Des Moines Metro Opera, and the Britt Music Festival. She has training in both Suzuki and Orff Schulwerk methods and thoroughly enjoys the energy and spirit of young children. She became a registered Music Together teacher in 2011 and has been teaching Music Together at the Preucil School since January 2012. Whitney joined the cello faculty in 2015.

Brady G’sell
Music Together Teacher
Brady is finishing her Ph.D. in Anthropology and History from the University of Michigan. Her research in South Africa enabled her to live in a culture where music-making is a beloved part of everyday life. She has sung in choirs and theater productions and led summer music programming in Albany, New York. When she came to Music Together as a parent, she felt she had found a program that matched her long held belief that playful music-making is pedagogically and socially important. As a Music Together teacher she now enjoys supporting families in joyful musical expression.

Lauren Willberg
Music Together Coordinator
Preschool Floating Assistant
Lauren worked as a children's librarian and a full time nanny before joining the Preucil Preschool staff in 2010. She has been a part of the Music Together program since 2007, and became a Registered Music Together teacher in 2011. In 2016 she completed her Certification Level II by The Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, New Jersey, for researching the origins and pedagogies of the Suzuki approach and comparing them to the Music Together Program. She enjoys working in the Preucil Preschool as well as in the Music Together classroom. Lauren lives in Iowa City with her husband, son and daughter and enjoys sewing, knitting and baking in her spare time. She finds great joy in music and loves sharing this with the families at the Preucil School.