35 | Anne Mileski's Music Teacher Journey

Season #2 Episode #35

In this episode I share a conversation with Anne Mileski on her music teacher journey.

Anne Mileski is an elementary music specialist in Eastern Washington. She is certified in Orff-Schulwerk, Kodály, Smithsonian Folkways World Music Pedagogy, Music Learning Theory Elementary General Level I, and has completed coursework in Dalcroze Eurythmics.

She is a regular clinician at local chapter workshops, state music conferences, and has presented at both the American Orff-Schulwerk Association and Organization of American Kodály Educators national conferences. In the summers, she has served as a pedagogy instructor for Kodály teacher education programs at both the American Kodály Institute at Loyola Maryland, and the Plano ISD/SMU Kodaly Certification Program in Dallas Texas.

Anne holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of Michigan where she studied with Bill Campbell and a Master of Music degree in Trumpet Performance from Southern Methodist University where she studied with Tom Booth of the Dallas Symphony. She has performed on trumpet with prestigious groups such as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Wind Symphony.

In addition to her applied music studies, Anne holds a Master of Music degree in Music Education from Southern Methodist University. Prior to relocating to the pacific northwest, she completed coursework toward a doctorate in music education at Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music. She served as an associate instructor for the music education department, both as a supervisor for student teachers and as a teaching assistant for choral and elementary music methods courses. Also while at IU, she conducted second and third grade singers in the IU Children’s Choir.

Anne currently serves as a conductor for the Spokane Area Youth Choruses, and founded the ABC early childhood program for young singers through SAYC. She presents regularly at local, state, and national workshops and conferences, on topics including purposeful movement and curricular sequencing in the elementary classroom. She is the founder of anacrusic.com and The Anacrusic Podcast, where she helps music teachers get more intentional with their teaching through trainings, custom curriculum, and weekly podcasts.

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