About Sing First!

Sing First! is based on the First Steps in Music program created by Dr. John Feierabend. The program was created through careful research to help appropriately develop children socially, mentally, and physically through the excting world of music! Check out what PBS has to say about music education before age 3!

“Sing First! is a music program designed for children 0-7 and their parents or caretakers who love them to attend together.  Our classes provide a safe, unique, and joyful experience in which children can develop emotionally, physically, and socially; while fostering a lifelong love of music and deepening their bond with their parents. Each 45 minute class is an explosion of fun full of singing activities, instrumental play, dance and movement!  Parents will take away skills to continue the fun and education at home and children will take away:


  • Inspiration to listen, feel, and move to music
  • Stimulated imaginative skills
  • Stronger sensory awareness
  • Development of language
  • Expanding gross and fine motor skills
  • Sense of ease in social situations

Owner Justine Lemmo

Ms. Justine Lemmo is the Owner and proud teacher at Sing First! LLC. in Woodstock, Georgia. She received her Bachelor of Music degree at the University of West GA in 2010 and her First Steps in Music Certification in 2017. Her history includes almost two decades of involvement in various music education programs including jobs such as: an elementary music teacher in Douglas and Cherokee Counties for a total of six years, the Music Director of Vacation Bible School at St. Michael the Archangel in Woodstock, Music Minister/ Choir Director of Our Lady of La Salette Church in Waleska, and involvement with the Early College Program at the University of West Georgia. As well as being a studied percussionist, she is also a classically trained pianist with over fifteen years of rigorous studio training. You may also see her at Woodstock High School football games due to the fact that she is one of the marching band’s percussion instructors, specializing in the front ensemble (pit). She is blessed to find herself the mother of two sweet children and loves seeing the positive effects of sharing music with both of them.  She is so excited to share that knowledge, passion, and love with other children, their loved ones, and other educators!

Justine lives in Cherokee County with her husband Joe, their son Beethoven, their daughter Prudence, and their cat Wasabi.

Mr. Mason Upshaw has over a decade of experience teaching both in the public and private sphere in the Atlanta area. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Kennesaw State University. His affiliations include Phi Mu Alpha, Kappa Kappa Psi, the National Association for Music Educators, the American Orff-Schulwerk Association, and the Feierabend Association for Music Educations. Mason‘s professional aspirations center on elevating the musical experiences of those in his proximity. This aspiration aligns with a broader commitment to fostering creativity, expression, and a profound appreciation for the arts. Mason‘s comprehensive approach to music education, coupled with his rich affiliations and diverse teaching background, positions him as a dynamic and dedicated professional in the field.