University of Texas, PhD.
Florida State University, MMEd. & BMEd.
Musical studies in piano, voice, and choral conducting led to a career in music education as a teacher of students from preschool, kindergarten, through high school, and university. As Professor of Music Education, I prepared music teachers for positions in public and private schools; and I taught undergraduate courses in music history and literature.
Furthermore, I designed music and arts education programs funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Getty Foundation, Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning in the Arts, Head Start, Sesame Street Workshop, Leonard Bernstein Center, Gibson Guitar Corporation, the Grammy Foundation, and The Lifelong Learning Society. In addition to consulting with educators, I developed and implemented a music therapy program for cancer survivors and their families; and lectured at churches and temples on music and spirituality.
My work includes publications and presentations at conferences and universities in the USA, Canada, England, Japan, Korea, Sweden, and South Africa concerning the emergence of human musicality and the relationship between music learning and play during infancy and childhood when the child's urge to learn is most fervent and the child's sensitivity to music most vibrant.