- Teaches students:
- Ages 9 to 17 and special needs
- Teaching since:
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.
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.
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.
Advanced level of music technology which allows me to be an instructor in that field.
A basic certification in music technology
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.+ Read More
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.
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.+ Read More
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!+ Read More
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.