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Larry Schanker PH.D
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
he music program at Brookview School has been a work in progress for about 10 years. While our teachers have always done a wonderful job incorporating musical elements into their curriculum, this is the first school year in which all students,  beginning with toddlers, have dedicated music time. Aside from giving students comprehensive musical exposure and […]