I have been teaching music for five years in New York and Delaware. My background is in instrumental and vocal music, but I believe in the continuing relevance of the general music class. I am most passionate about working with students with autism and special learning needs. I have been trained in arts integration methodologies and Responsive Classroom.
I believe that learning is an individual endeavor. To that end, I tailor my lessons and materials to be easily adapted for the learning needs of a wide spectrum of students.. While the idea of "learning styles" has been oversimplified and proven less useful, I believe that it is up to the teacher to figure out how each child will learn best.
2013 nominee: "Delaware Charter Schools Network Community Ties Award 2014 winner: "Delaware Charter Schools Network Dedication Award for Middle School
B.M Education and Performance, Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam
Check out my article "From the Bandstand to the Classroom: Thinking and Playing Grooves" in the October 2012 issue of Music Educator's Journal www.crsantantasio.com