Our Teachers

Meet the Teachers of Little Steps Music, LLC!

Our teachers come from all sorts of backgrounds, but they're united by a common passion: Sharing the joy of music with children and families in McLean, Arlington, and Washington, DC!

All teachers have successfully completed the live Music Together Teacher Training, which is built on research in early childhood and music development. We keep our skills fresh through workshops every semester and advanced trainings offered by Music Together Worldwide.

Ashley Scott

Ashley Herron Scott is the founder and managing partner of Little Steps Music. She holds an M.A. degree in music therapy from New York University, where the subject of her master’s thesis was senso...

Caitriona McEniry-Roschke

Caitríona McEniry-Roschke hails from Donegal, Ireland where she is highly respected as a soloist, accompanist, chamber musician and conductor. Caitríona has performed at many music festivals throu...

Breianne McKinley

Breianne McKinley, a Music Together instructor, holds a B.A. from George Mason University in Arts and Music Therapy, and a Master Certificate in Music Therapy from Shenandoah University. A talente...

Patti Papworth

Patti Papworth, a Music Together instructor for Little Steps Music, has been involved in music throughout her life. She holds a B.A. degree in vocal performance from Utah State University, is an a...

Patricia Talmadge

Patricia Talmadge is a local actress with a background in music. She has performed in musicals, choirs, and choruses throughout the country for over 25 years. Recently, she was featured at the awa...

Laura Rush

Laura Rush has had a lifelong love of music and started her musical education in childhood, when she studied piano. Piano was quickly followed by violin in middle and high school, and then by voice...

Leni Young

Leni Young holds a BA in Vocal Performance as well as a post baccalaureate Teacher of Music Certificate from Bridgewater State College in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.  She also holds an MA in ...

Debbie Stahl

With a Bachelor's in Music Education from West Chester University and a Master in Music from University of Maryland College Park, Deb  Stahl  spent over 15 years teaching music to studen...

Lisa Stone

Lisa Stone holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University, and an M.Ed. in Reading Education from Boston College.  She has worked as an elementary school teacher in both re...

Christen Hill

Christen Hill is an early childhood music and movement educator. Versed in guitar and vocal performance, Christen originally began her musical journey as an independent singer songwriter from Memp...