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Dr. Larry Schanker-Executive Director/Music Specialist What I enjoy most about Brookview: I have been teaching music at Brookview since August, 1997. I am an accomplished pianist, and have been writing music for theaters in Chicago and throughout the country for the past 25 years. As a music teacher, I am very fortunate to be able to visit each classroom twice a week, and to get to know all the students at Brookview. Each child is different from the next, which is what makes each day interesting. In addition, as a Montessori educator, it is my responsibility to kindle the individual passions and illuminate the hidden talents in our colorful student body, and to help each child gain an appreciation of music from all over the world. This is a joy and a privilege. Education: NAMTA Orientation to Adolescent Studies Certificate Ph.D. Music Composition, The University of Chicago M.M. Music Composition, Northwestern University B.M. Popular Music, Northwestern University
Music is such an important aspect of the Montessori program at any level – from a developmental approach with rhythm, singing, and dancing to understanding music as a language to incorporating it into cultural studies and music appreciation. Learn just a little bit about music and Montessori from Larry Shanker and Lorna McGrath in this […]