Joel Zigman
Denver, CO
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Joel Zigman

Joel Z.

Denver, CO
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Joel is an accomplished performer, composer, songwriter, and educator who draws from several pedagogical techniques to create a curriculum that is fun, active, inquiry-based, and student-driven. He is a professionally licensed K-12 music teacher in the state of Colorado with a master's degree in music education who has taught in public schools and privately for 5 years. Work collaboratively to set goals, pick repertoire, and build a strong musical foundation. Come prepared to sing, improvise, analyze, and play.

About Joel Z.

UPDATE: Available for online lessons at any location!

I am a local Denver, CO music teacher currently accepting new students for beginner lessons on piano/keyboard, guitar, ukulele, and advanced songwriting, composition, and music theory. As an elementary school general music teacher I have taught hundreds of students the basics of playing instruments. We will learn beginner skills in performance including how to read, write, and interpret music on your instrument of choice. I draw from several pedagogical techniques including technology integration and distance learning procedures to create a curriculum that is fun, active, inquiry-based, and student-driven. Work collaboratively to set goals, pick repertoire, and build a strong musical foundation. Come prepared to sing, improvise, analyze, and play. I look forward to making music together soon!

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Leanne
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Working with Joel has been ideal. He is patient, knowledgeable and fun to work with. Joel is great at explaining things in a way that makes sense to a beginner. He gave me realistic goals that I could accomplish which really boosted my confidence. I history recommend him if you’re looking to improve in a low stress environment.

Posted Oct 3, 2019

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Experience

Elementary School Music Teacher
Aug 2017 - May 2019

Jeffco Public Schools

4th Grade Associate Teacher
Aug 2016 - May 2017

Little Red School House

Teaching Artist
Aug 2015 - Jul 2016

Creative Action

Board Member, Programming Committee
Jun 2013 - Apr 2016

Girls Rock Austin

Musicianship Coordinator
Aug 2014 - May 2015

University of Texas Youth String Project

Education

Masters of Music in Music Education
Aug 2012 - May 2015

University of Texas at Austin

Bachelor of Arts in English
Aug 2008 - May 2012

Rice University

Bachelor of Music in Music Composition
Aug 2008 - May 2012

Rice University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Orff Level 1
Jul 2018

Rocky Mountain Orff

Little Kids Rock
Sep 2017

Little Kids Rock

Responsive Classroom
Jul 2017

Responsive Classroom

Kodaly Level 1
Jul 2014

Kodaly Educators of Texas

Awards

2019 Lion Award
Apr 2019

Jefferson County Education Association

Affiliations

Music Teachers National Association
Sep 2019
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.

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