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James M. Cottone

Adjunct Instructor of Music


Degrees

MSED, 2007, Long Island Univ, CW Post Cam; BFA, 1997, Long Island Univ, CW Post Cam


Bio

James Cottone teaches K-5 general music and chorus in the Levittown School District. He previously taught in the Bayport-Blue Point School District, teaching middle school and high school chorus. James earned certification with distinction in Orff-Schulwerk Teacher Education Levels I, II, and III at Hofstra University and was privileged to complete the Orff-Schulwerk Master Class, studying with Jos Wuytack at The University at Memphis. He has also attained Kodaly Level I at the Hartt School of Music. He has presented workshops for SCMEA, NYSSMA, and various Long Island school districts in areas of choral and classroom music. He has published articles on successful integration of Orff-Schulwerk techniques for the Middle School Classroom. After years of studying Dalcroze at The Juilliard School, he continues to study voice, Alexander Technique, improvisation, and acting. He studies at the Alexander Technique Center for Performance and Development, with world-renowned voice pedagogue Maria Farnworth, and at the world famous Herbert Berghof Studios in NYC.


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
MUS 270A ORFF-SCHULWERK 1 Graduate
MUS 270AC ORFF-SCHULWERK 1 Graduate
MUS 270BC ORFF-SCHULWERK 2 Graduate