Music Together of Sacred Heart originated in 2012 from a love by both Director, Jessica Thompson and Teacher, Carla Hamre. We take pride in the program on the vision it holds to provide a non-intimidating platform and we desire this program for people in our large rural area to introduce their children to music.
It was a natural fit that together this mother and daughter team would embark on this musical journey to share their passion of children and music in order to to provide children this awesome opportunity.
Our team is passionate about music and the development of children and we hope to create a fun, informal, social setting that spurs engagement and supports each child's musical development.
Music Together of Sacred Heart® was established through the passion for music from Jess, Director. Music has always been a part of her life - both as a child and into adulthood. She credits her mother and father - and her extended family for exposure to music at a young age. While becoming a mother, it was important to instill the love of music in her children just as she was given as a child. Both of her daughters, Ava & Ivy, were given the opportunity starting as infants to participate in Music Together® classes near Chicago, IL. Their musical introduction through this program was extraordinary! When her family decided to relocate back to their hometown of Sacred Heart, MN, Jess recognized the absence of a program in rural MN and thus, decided to introduce the curriculum to the Sacred Heart community in the Fall of 2012. In 2017, Jess added another daughter to their family, Eve, and she has begun her Music Together journey as well! Music Together is a life-long love for Jess and her family.
"Music Together is magical. Every child is musical and has the ability to reach musical competence if given this wonderful opportunity. What a beautiful gift to give your child!" - Jessica Thompson
Carla has always had a sincere love for both children and music. Music Together® has provided an opportunity to her that incorporates both of these loves. She volunteers as the children's musical director at her church and has been involved in music her entire life, both as a vocalist and instrumentalist. She is a Registered Music Together instructor, completing teacher training in November of 2012 and has been teaching ever since. Carla and her husband, Paul, also a vocal musician, live in Sacred Heart, MN. They have three grown children and FIVE granddaughters, all who have been taught the importance of music in their lives! She believes that every child is a musician with their own movements, abilities, and sounds.
"All children have musical gifts to share in their unique way. Music Together® will help them to explore those gifts!" - Carla Hamre