Bob Mealey

Bob M.

Framingham, MA
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Bob delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9 to 17 and special needs

Teaching since:
1982

I have spent the last 35 years teaching elementary and middle school band in a community known for its strong music program. During that time, my bands have won several gold medals at music festivals throughout the country. I enjoy working with students in the middle school ages. I find that this is when they make the greatest growth. There is nothing better that seeing a child's face as the bulbs go off concerning musical concepts. I believe that together we can reach great heights in your musical development. In addition, I spent 10 years as an instructor in a college bands program that supported Division 1 athletics in football, basketball (men's and women's) and ice hockey.

Experience

Band Director
Sep 1982 - Jun 2017
Sudbury Schools

This guy, Dr. Robert Mealey, handed a random 4th grader in Sudbury, Massachusetts a tuba back in 1984. And I sure am glad he did.
My first note was unbelievably bad. You know how you can play more than one note and yet no actual note at all? That was my start in music 33 years ago.
Mr. Mealey was an incredible teacher, patient beyond belief and as is the case with all great music educators, was passionately invested in the success of each one of his students.
Tonight I am getting to attend his retirement party after 35 years of teaching. Can't believe how lucky I was to have him as my first teacher.
Thank you for handing me that tuba, Mr. Mealey. It has taken me around the world many times over and it sure beats working for a living.
❤️❤️❤️

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Director of Pep Bands
Sep 1990 - Mar 2002
Boston College

Responsible for providing music at Me's and Women's basketball and Men's Ice Hockey games including tracveling the country to attend NCAA tournaments.

Education

Doctorate in Higher Education
Sep 1994 - May 2004
Boston College
Master of Arts
Sep 1982 - May 1987
Framingham State University
Bachelor of Music in Music Education
Sep 1978 - May 1982
University of Lowell

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Music Technology Level 2 certification
Aug 2006
Endicott College

Advanced level of music technology which allows me to be an instructor in that field.

Music Technologiy Level 1
Jul 1999
TIME

A basic certification in music technology

Awards

Gold Medal rating for performance
May 2017
Heritage Music Festivals
Lowell Mason Award
Mar 1999
Massachusetts Music Educator's Association

Affiliations

National Band Association
Sep 1987

The National Band Association, founded on September 11, 1960, is the largest professional organization for bands in the world. It was organized for the purpose of promoting the musical and educational significance of bands and is dedicated to the attainment of a high level of excellence for bands and band music. NBA is an organization open to anyone and everyone interested in bands, regardless of the length of experience, type of position held, or the specific level at which one works. The membership roster includes men and women from every facet of the band world. NBA is today’s professional organization for band directors, and it stands ready to serve all members of the association through a variety of projects and initiatives.

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Massachusetts Music Educators Association
Sep 1982

MMEA seeks to support comprehensive, quality music education for all students, through advocacy, professional development, and a commitment to lifelong learning.

The purpose of MMEA is to: Advocate and promote the advancement of music education through the schools of the Commonwealth and other educational institutions or organizations; Provide enrichment opportunities in music for students through District and All-State honor groups; Secure greater recognition for music as an integral part of the school curriculum, Encourage music activities among the schools of the Commonwealth by means of festivals, clinics, and other related events, Promote professional growth among its members.

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National Association for Music Edcuation
Sep 1982

National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.

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Lori Nov 14, 2017
Music Performance · In studio

Dr. Mealey had a tremendous impact on all of my children. He truly instilled in them a love of music and gave them an opportunity to really experiment and express themselves. Because of their solid foundation with Dr. Mealey, they played throughout high school and some even into the college level marching band! Dr. Mealey is a class act and knows how to connect with his students!

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Proud Mom :) Nov 14, 2017
Music Performance · In studio

Dr. Mealey taught my son how to play the trumpet utilizing his strong technical ability while incorporating a sense of humor. He fostered my son’s love of playing that has carried him into high school.

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