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Rachel L. Grimsby

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music


Degrees

MM, 2010, Univ Hartford; BMED, 2002, East Carolina Univ


Bio

Rachel Grimsby has 13 years’ experience in elementary music education. She holds a B.M.Ed. from East Carolina University and a M.M.Ed from the Hartt School, University of Hartford. She has obtained certification in all four Orff levels as well as all three Kodaly levels. She is a teacher trainer for Conversational Solfege levels one and two, and is also a teacher trainer for First Steps in Music.

Rachel is a frequent clinician for general music and music literacy presenting at the local, state and national levels. Most recently she presented her “Conversational Recorder” session at both the AOSA conference in Denver, CO and the inaugural FAME conference in Hartford, CT. Rachel has also taught Conversational Solfege certification classes in the spring of 2014 and will open certification courses in First Steps next spring. Rachel is a member of the National Association of Music Educators, Organization of Kodály Educators, the American Orff-Schulwerk Association and is a current and founding member of the Feierabend Association of Music Education.


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
MUS 273J CONVRSTNL SLFG FIRST STEPS Graduate
MUS 273JC CONVRSTNL SLFG FIRST STEPS Graduate
MUS 273SC SP TP MUS ED: FIRST STEPS MUSC Graduate