Billy Hartong

Hartong, Billy

Sing Play Learn with MacPhail®

Billy Hartong joined MacPhail’s Sing, Play, Learn faculty in 2017, with an emphasis on guitar (acoustic and electric) and voice. Prior to joining MacPhail, he spent over five years conducting classes and music programs for preschool children with his privately owned LLC, The Jolly Pops.

Billy works with children primarily in the 2-6 year old age range. In classes, he tries to harness the fun and let that lead into a world of music, movement, literacy and learning.

He has shared the stage with world renowned rock bands, as well as won Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s Homegrown CD award. But his proudest moment might have been playing with The Jolly Pops on the MELSA Stage at the 2016 MN State Fair to a great crowd of families, with his three daughters singing beside him.

Billy holds a Bachelors of Arts in Latin and Ancient Greek from Colgate University. He was also certified in Child CPR in 2017 from Minnetonka Community Ed.