As an Orff-Schulwerk practitioner and teacher-trainer, Susanne brings an integrated perspective to teaching and learning that merges instruction in music, movement and drama. Her teaching experiences are grounded in both public and private settings, and include students from infancy to adulthood.
She is a regional and national workshop presenter for the American Orff Schulwerk Association (AOSA), the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association (ECMMA). She has also shared presentations in Italy and Greece for the International Society of Music Education (ISME).
Susanne’s interests in curriculum integration have led her to advanced studies in instructional design, authentic assessment and arts curriculum, and the benefits of conceptually driven instruction. She is particularly interested in music education for our youngest learners, and in the creative processes that promote musical thinking and composition for children. Additional research interests include curriculum design in elementary general music, music teacher professional development, and the alignment between musical and language learning in young children.