Music Education Faculty

Cecil Adderley | 617-747-2426

"Teaching in the Music Education Department, you have to prepare people to do it all. Most state certificates for music educators are not area- and grade-specific like those for English or science."

Elizabeth Allison

Associate Professor, Music Education | 617-747-8899

"I think I work in the best department in the college, because not only do I get to make music, I also get to help the next generation of teachers help people make music."

Peter Cokkinias

Professor, Music Education | 617-747-8146

"If you can't sell yourself to the students first, no matter what good things you say, if you don't show that you want to be there, you won't reach them."

Dominick Ferrara

Associate Professor, Music Education | 617-747-3169

"I spent sixteen years teaching in New Jersey middle and high schools. One of my goals is to train future teachers—to keep it going, pass it along to next generation.

Janet Haas

Assistant Professor, Music Education | 617-747-6015

"Teaching is a source of constant joy. Beginning strings players start with no skills and within a few weeks they are playing and enjoying their instruments. It is like watching spring flowers blossom!"

John Hagon

Professor, Music Education | 617-747-2427

"I'm teaching my first love: conducting. To be able to develop future conductors and their techniques is really very exciting."

Stefani M. Langol

Associate Professor, Music Education | 617-747-2874

Faith Lueth

Professor, Music Education | 617-747-8265

"If my students at Berklee can be passionate about music and share their passion, they can teach for a thousand years and never burn out."

Nalora Steele

Professor, Music Education | 617-747-8324

"In Music Education, what intrigues me is the whole process of quickly bringing students from studenthood to professionalism. Seeing students turn into competent teachers: that's the reward."

Wayne Ward

Professor, Music Education | 617-747-8392

"I hope students come away from my classes with an increased sense of confidence in themselves and in their teaching so that when they find themselves in front of their own students they will conduct, speak, sing, or play an instrument confidently."

Kirstie Wheeler

Assistant Professor, Music Education | 617-747-6847

"I would like students to come away with an appreciation for the whole child; being eager to seek opportunities and new ideas to engage the learner."