TEACHING EXPERIENCE Choral and General Music Director, Hope Hill Elementary School 2014 - Present Choral Director, Haynes Bridge Middle School 2010 – 2014 Served as Connections Department Chair, representing all Connections teachers on Leadership Committee Music Specialist, Mountain Park Elementary 2006-2010 Finalist, Teacher of the Year, 2009 Music Instructor, Grant Park Cooperative Preschool summer 2005 and 2006 PROFESSIONAL DUTIES Webmaster - Greater Altanta Choral Exchange 2014-present www.atlantachoral.weebly.com 2011-Present Fine Arts Support Team 2014-2015 Superintendent Advisory Council 2013-2014 Chair of Connections Department, Leadership Committee 2011 - 2014 Chair, Middle School General Music, Fulton County Schools 2010 - 2013 Reading and Writing Committee, Haynes Bridge Middle School 2012- 2013 Music Teacher, Hebrew For Home School 2010 - Present Webmaster, Fulton County Choral Exchange www.fcchoral.weebly.com 2011-Present Curriculum Committee, Fulton County Music Department 2010 Education Committee – Congregation Shearith Israel 2009 –2010 Publisher/ Webmaster – www.feldenkraisinfo.com 2001-2011 OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Educational Consultant 2013-present Clients include Woodruff Arts Center ASO Education Freelance Editor 2012 Editorial Staff, The Feldenkrais Journal 2011-Present Staff Organist, Leland United Methodist Church 2004-6 Leader, Adam Cole Trio 1992-2004 Company Pianist, Atlanta Ballet, Ballet Tennessee, Capitol City Ballet 1992-1997 Accompanied classes for Atlanta Ballet and Atlanta Ballet Center for Dance Education Collaborated with Jacques D’Amboise, Robert Barnett, John McFall, Tom Pazik, Geoffry Graham Hughes, Jon Rodriguez, Denise Jefferson, Andre Tyson, Ron Jones, Anna and Barry VanCura, Diana Turner, Chris Cangelosi, Mel Tomlinson, Kathy Macbeth SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS Clinician - Elementary Choral Festival, Atlanta Public Schools 2015 Clinician - Dalcroze and the Feldenkrais Method – working with Special Needs populations (autism, disability, veterans) – co-presented With David Frego (Dalcroze) – Longy Dalcroze Summer Institute 2013 Clinicain - The Feldenkrais Method – Summerflute, Andover Educators – Columbus, GA 2012 Consultant – The Feldenkrais Method Alan Fraser Piano Workshop – Northampton, MA 2011 Attendee - Future Horizons - Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome Conference 2010
Through his work as educator and clinician, his certification in the Feldenkrais Method(TM), and his experience as a professional jazz and classical pianist, Adam continues to create opportunities for anyone, at any level, to grow beyond their expectations.
HONORS AND AWARDS Graduate Assistantship, 2009, Georgia State University “Excellence in Teaching” Award, 2007, Georgia State University Graduate Scholarship awarded on the basis of merit in professional practice Recommended Reading List: “Valerie Jackson Between The Lines, 2007” for Hofstadter’s Grandchildren Best Of Websites, ByRegion.net for www.feldenkraisinfo.com Vernon B. Kellet Award, 1987, The Lovett School
EDUCATION Georgia State University, Master of Music, Concentration in Music Education 2010 Georgia State University, Bachelor of Music, Summa cum Laude 2006 Oberlin College, Bachelor of Arts 1991 APPLIED STUDIES Composition, Nikitos Demos, Curtis Bryant, Dennis Eberhard Conducting, Alan Raines, Robert Ponto, Daniel Moe Classical Piano, Geoffrey Haydon, John Chagy Jazz Piano, Danny Harper, Ted Howe, Neal Creque Cello, Martha Gershefski CERTIFICATION Clear Renewable Certificate, Music P-12, 01/2006-present Dale Carnegie Training 2002 Guild Certification, Feldenkrais Method 2001-present Four year, eight-session training (800 hours) to gain Certification
Adam Cole suffered from severe stage fright until he was 35. Despite this, he still managed to work as a pianist for the Atlanta Ballet, and to share the stage with such jazz greats as Nicholas Payton and Marian McPartland. He worked around Atlanta as a jazz and classical musician for many years, searching for ways to become the musician he felt he was inside. Through a combination of experiences in the piano school at Georgia State University, his work with the Feldenkrais Method(TM), and his experiences teaching children, he eventually became the musician he had always dreamed. Working in Fulton County Public Schools for eight years as a Choral Director and the Chair of General Music, he went on to specialize in helping young singers gain confidence performing in front of their peers. Wishing to extend the reach of his passion, Adam decided to create opportunities through his books, music and workshops, whereby anyone at any level could grow beyond their idea of what they can do. Adam teaches at his private studio in Grant Park, as well as at The Lovett School and the Callanwolde Arts Center. He is the author of several books about music and music pedagogy and has taught piano and voice to beginners and professionals for the last twenty years. He holds a Master of Music with an emphasis on Education from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College.