In class and on stage, our teachers inspire the musician in every child.


MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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Music is part of a well-rounded education and should be available to all of the City’s children. By teaching young people to make music, Harmony teachers not only share their talents, but help to close the opportunity gap in underserved communities.

DEVELOPING SKILLS

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We prepare teachers to make a lasting impact. Our training workshops focus on strategies and techniques to reach every learner. Ongoing observation and evaluation by experienced educators throughout the year provide our teachers with the support they need to succeed.

BUILDING A NETWORK

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Every Harmony Program teacher is part of a network of community-minded professionals who work to engage and inspire young people through music. Our teachers collaborate with other educators and artists to exchange ideas and learn from each other.


Ongoing training, an established curriculum, and a supportive network of fellow educators provide the foundation for our teachers to grow and succeed.


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HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

Lead small classes, coach chamber ensembles, and conduct beginner orchestras.

PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

Achieve improved results in the classroom through observation and formal evaluation.

PEER-TO-PEER COLLABORATION

Learn from colleagues by working in pairs and teams of like-minded musicians and teachers.

GUIDED INSTRUCTION

Design lesson plans and prepare students to perform with the help of an established curriculum.

ONGOING SUPPORT

Participate in training throughout the year to develop teaching methods and strategies.


Meet Our Teachers


Tia Allen
Viola

Mehmet Aydin
Viola

Kate Barmotina
Strings

Mariel Bildsten
Trombone

Patricia Billings
Clarinet

Yoojin Cho
Violin

Laura Cocks
Faculty Mentor

Elad Cohen
Trombone

Darby Evans
Strings

Kelly Flynn
Violin

Thomas Giles
Clarinet

Tabitha Glista
Flute

Celia Hatton
Viola

Jarrett Hoffman
Clarinet

Jacqueline Jove
Faculty Mentor

Elad Kabilio
Cello

Krisztina Kiss
Viola

Andrea Kleesattel
Faculty Mentor

Alia Kuhnert
Trumpet

Yulin Liu
Violin

Noah Luft-Weissberg
Violin, Viola

Karl Lyden
Trombone

Eric Mahl
Conductor

Lawrence Markiewicz
Faculty Mentor/conductor

Jessica McJunkins
Violin

Lia Mooney
Cello

Paula Nemerson
Faculty Mentor

Jacob Nordlinger
Cello

Morgan Pappas
Flute

Emily Price
Cello

Sophia Saunders-Jones
Flute

Sarah Schoeffler
Strings

Nicole Schroeder
Clarinet

Rich Seibert
Trumpet

Angela Shankar
Faculty Mentor

Jason Silva
Faculty Mentor

Stacy Szabo
Cello

Jennifer Thielacker
Faculty Mentor, Clarinet

Felipe Tristan
Flute

Antonio Truyols
Piano

Katie von Braun
Violin

Tommy Wu
Viola

Gizem Yucel
Viola

Meet Our Teachers

JESSICA MCJUNKINS
Violin

“One of the best things about the Harmony Program is its constant pursuit of excellence from both students and teachers. As a teacher, I understand, from first-hand experience, how important it is for our students to feel fundamentally understood as people; when this happens, we are able to create clear pathways for learning.”

LAURA COCKS
Flute

“Studying music in schools has been shown to help students to cultivate and refine the necessary academic skills of time-management, dedication, and work ethic; however, even more important are the individualized skills learned through creative practices, such as thinking independently, working as a community, and a deep understanding that the expression of the individual is vital to growth.”

JENNIFER THEILACKER
Clarinet

“Children should study intensive music to help them become more focused, disciplined, and excellent musicians as well as productive, empowered young people. When a child is in a musical ensemble, like the Harmony program, they realize each individual instrument and person are essential to the entire ensemble.”

 


Our teachers come from colleges and conservatories across the U.S., and have performed in concert halls and clubs in 25 countries across the globe.



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Our students and teachers make a tremendous commitment to learning music, but it’s your commitment as a Harmony Program supporter that makes it possible. Donate today and help change lives through music.

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