Amy has taught elementary general music to grades PreK-4 at Far Hills Country Day School for over 20 years. She also teaches a Mommy and Me Baby Class for ages 6 months to three years. In addition, Amy teaches elementary music educators how to integrate technology into their music classrooms through summer coursework at Central Connecticut State University and through online formats such as courses and webinars.
In Amy's classroom, technology serves as a tool amongst many others that I use to teach music. She is certified in multiple approaches. She is an elementary music educator—her students sing, perform, play instruments, dance, and compose. Amy's lessons on TPT showcases all of this.
Amy is the recipient of the 2005 TI:ME Teacher of the Year Award, the 2016 NJ Master Music Teacher Award, the 2016 Governor’s Leader in Arts Education, and the 2017 NJ Non-Public School Teacher of the Year Awards.
Amy earned her Bachelors Degree in Music Education and Performance from Ithaca College. She earned her Masters Degree in Science of Music Education from Central Connecticut State University.
Amy M. Burns has taught PreK-grade 4 general music for over 20 years at Far Hills Country Day School. She has authored three books on how to integrate tech into the elementary music classroom. She has presented many sessions on the topic, including four keynote addresses in Texas, Indiana, St. Maarten, and Australia. She is the recipient of the TI:ME Teacher of the Year, NJ Master Music Teacher, Governor’s Leader in Arts Education, and the NJ Non-Public School Teacher of the Year Awards.