Elementary classroom music & choral teacher since 2006 ○ Concert Choir Director, Buffalo Niagara Youth Chorus ○ Board Member, Western New York Orff-Schulwerk Association ○ Classroom Music Festival Co-Chair, Erie County Music Educators Association (ECMEA) ○ Honors Ensemble adjudicator for Erie & Niagara counties ○ All-County honors choruses conductor, New York & Pennsylvania ○ 2-time published composer with Carl Fischer Music ○ ECMEA Professional Development Conference & NYSSMA Winter Conference presenter.
"Tell me, I forget. Show me, I remember, involve me, I understand." (Carl Orff quoting the Ancient Chinese Proverb)
An amazing chorus from St. Patrick's primary school in Northern Ireland sang one of my pieces during the BBC "Songs of Praise" competition in 2013. They won! Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuqhWz5rfGk
B.M. from SUNY College at Buffalo ○ M.M. from SUNY College at Fredonia ○ Orff-Schulwerk certifications, Anna Maria College & University of St. Thomas ○ Music Learning Theory, SUNY Buffalo.
My wife, Julienne, and I operate the shop together. She creates our product images, as well as our digital paper. You can learn more about her at www.jdesjardins.com. You can also find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/elementarymusicteacher.com.
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