My first job out of college in the 1960's was teaching general music in grades 1-8. Since then I've taught music & movement, piano & voice at several Pre-K & Nursery schools, Music Together Centers, two different music schools in the New York metro area and have taught dozens of my own private students ranging in age from 5 through adult. I also play the organ for weekly Church services and direct the children's choir.
I have developed a way of notating music using finger numbers for the right hand & simple chord symbols for the left hand for teachers who can't read music well or for young beginning piano students. Even 4 & 5 year olds can read this music and play the piano right away using this system. I am also a jazz pianist and improvisor and this is very much reflected in my style of teaching as I am able to quickly switch directions or start something new as the lesson dictates. I try to keep a sense of humor especially w/ children and put a lot of variety into each lesson. In the course of 45 minutes we may play the piano, sing some songs, work on rhythm using drums or sticks and play a musical board or computer game. Music lessons or classes should never be dull or boring.
Mu Phi Epsilon, National Honorary Music Sorority
BS Music Education, U of Illinois; Graduate work in music at the New School and New York University in New York City; Registered Music Together Teacher.
Member of ECMMA (Early Childhood Music & Movement Assoc); Member of AGO (American Guild of Organists); Composed & recorded music for eight CDs of New Age Relaxation Music, two jazz CDs; composed many songs for children to play on the piano and/or sing.
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool
World Language, Arts & Music, Music, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Drama, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Spring, Hebrew