Teaching since 2006.
Jeremy has performed with various ensembles throughout Europe and Costa Rica. Mr. Howard has composed music for various ensembles and performances in Kentucky, receiving recognition from the Music Teachers’ National Association (MTNA) for a song cycle based on a set of Emily Dickinson poems. Additionally, he collects and preserves folk music from his Appalachian heritage and plays the dulcimer. Mr. Howard actively serves as a guest clinician and conductor for Kentucky Honor Choirs, and as an adjudicator for All-State Choir Auditions. He is a member of the Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE), the American Choral Directors’ Association (ACDA), and the Kentucky Music Educators’ Association (KMEA). Mr. Howard consistently has students from his choirs participate in select and honor choral activities through ACDA and KMEA.
Jeremy Howard received his Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Music Education and a Masters in Music with an emphasis in the Kodaly Methodology from Morehead State University. In addition, he has completed all three levels of the Kodály Methodology, an approach to teaching with music literacy at its core. In 2011 he traveled to Hungary to complete further studies in the Kodály philosophy.
I am a certified Kodály educator and presently teach students, PK3 through Eighth grade. My goals as an educator are: 1) to make music accessible to all who walk through my classroom door by meeting students where they are and growing with them 2) to inspire a thirst for learning 3) to enable students to actively use the skills (not just information) they've learned, and 4) to create positive musical and social memories. All of these come together in an effort to create musically literate students who continue to include music in their lives. I am extremely passionate about music education and the many benefits students reap from having music as a part of their curriculum. I hope you'll to take a minute to read through some of the posts, relax, and enjoy hearing about another music teacher's struggles and successes. Remember to enjoy music; not just the product, but also the long road we take to get there - if we don't enjoy the journey, why should our students?