I enjoyed my accompanist duties at Fitchburg High School, playing for their musicals; The Wizard of Oz in 2015 and Once Upon a Mattress in 2016, and also for their Winter and Spring concerts.
In July, 2015, I passed the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL), completing the Communications and Literacy Skills-Reading and Writing.
Before I relocated to Massachusetts, I was an Active Member of the Music Teachers' Association of California, South Bay and Pomona Valley Branches, starting in 1980. I also served for 5 years as the Vice President of Music Teachers' Association of California, Pomona Valley Branch.
I have Adjudicated for the National Federation of Music Clubs.
My educational background:
B.A. in Music History and Theory, California State University Fullerton, 1980
Minor in English, California State University Fullerton, 1980
M.B.A. With Distinction, NYIT, 2006
Honor Code Certificate, Harvard University, The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours, Epic and Lyric, 2014
I have more than 34 years teaching experience, with student honors and awards in Music Teachers' Association of California Certificate of Merit program and Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music exams.
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I am a published author of a novel, several short stories, and many articles about Music Education. My articles about music, film and fashion appear online.
Private piano studio opened after graduation from California State University Fullerton with a B.A. in Music History and Theory and a Minor in English in 1980.
My students successfully in Certificate of Merit Exams annually with the Music Teachers' Association of California. I am a past Vice President (5 years) of the Pomona Valley Branch. International students studying with me has successfully passed their ABRSM ( Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Practical and Theory Exams.
Communications and Literacy Skills- Reading and Writing
Passed July 9, 2015
I have passed the CBEST, required of prospective classroom teachers before they begin student teaching in the State of California.
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