Our Teachers

Our teachers create a fun, informal, social setting that spurs engagement and supports each person's musical development.

photo Claudia Tulip

Claudia Tulip, a Music Together® Center Director since 1999, currently directs Under One Common Sky  featuring the Music Together, KidStrums, Indigo Rhythm programs, small ensemble coaching and private lessons in flute, guitar, improvisation, ear training and songwriting. Classically and jazz trained, she has written music for dance companies, documentaries and theatre. Claudia was a contributing musician to Jerry Jacka's Emmy award winning documentary "Beyond Tradition" and the NAMA award winning CD 'Colors of My Heart' by Sharon Burch. Claudia's artistic life has always been a blend of performance and innovative teaching. She had the great fortune of participating in Master Classes with Marcel Moyse, considered to be one of the greatest flute masters of the 20th century.

In addition to her B.A in music performance and study of the Dalcroze and Orff methods, Claudia attended jazz band directors' summer intensives at Eastman School of Music and Toronto's York University along with years of jazz study with "Coach" Barry Harris at the Jazz Cultural Theater in New York City. Since 1988, Claudia has been the flutist of the William Eaton Ensemble, a world fusion quintet, having released five albums for Canyon Records. 'Where Rivers Meet' earned a Billboard Critic's Choice and 'Sparks and Embers' garnered top ten play list in the World Music catagory in Japan and Canada in 2006. 

During Claudia's time of tenure at New York's famed Saint Ann's School, she conducted the Middle School Chorus, Chamber Ensemble, Flute Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble while teaching Orff-inspired classes in Improvisation-Composition. She was one of 10 Music Faculty members at Saint Ann's. During the 2014 - 2015 school year, she taught innovative music expression to Grades 4-8 at Desert Star Community School. The Indigo Rhythm and KidStrums programs grew out of Tulip's desire to share the organic nature of exploring an instrument and using it as a creative vehicle for improvisation, composition, ensemble work and presence. Classes, lessons and workshops embrace the understanding that the muse within each of us need only be recognized and cultivated to express works of great beauty in resonant concert with others, Under One Common Sky*. Tulip is known for diving deep into the heart of music and creativity with people of all ages and many cultures.

*Our studio name, Under One Common Sky was inspired by a song composed by William Eaton entitled ONE PEOPLE. In the song, William recognizes and celebrates the oneness of us all. At Under One Common Sky, you are invited to express this connection through your unique expression of creativity and encouraged to take it wherever you may go.