INNOVATIVE – MUSIC EDUCATORIt's my life's work to help students of all ages find joy in creating music and to inspire a life long love of music and the arts. My style blends classical music education methods with an emphasis on global music education, popular music and world cultural studies. Learn More
A native Vermonter, Roxanna grew up in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom. She first began her musical studies following in her Father's footsteps on the family beginner accordion at the age of six. At the age of eight, she made the move to piano with the help and upon recommendation of Wellington Lee a Concert Pianist who studied with Emil Von Sauer. Roxanna was accepted as a student of Katrina Munn a renowned pianist and Graduate of Juilliard. She studied with Ms. Munn throughout her elementary and High School Years. In High School, she participated in any and all music ensembles from Select Choir, Marching Band, Musicals and All State and District Festivals. She also was a proud member of the prestigious North Country Community Chorus where she was fortunate to tour with the ensemble throughout Austria and Hungary. Roxanna studied instruments in all of the musical families in High School and took additional lessons on the organ and violin. At the University of Vermont, Roxanna studied piano with Elizabeth Metcalfe who debuted with the Toronto Symphony as a soloist at the age of twelve. Roxanna flourished under her direction and found great joy in studying piano pedagogy and accompanying her fellow instrumentalists at their recitals and lessons.
Roxanna has over 25 years of teaching experience and the unique distinction of educating students of all ages pre-k to grades 12 at private independent schools and public school settings. Her experience as an Arts Curriculum Coordinator, Specialists Team Leader, Music Director and After School Music Coordinator /Administrator at Montessori, Core Knowledge and International Baccalaureate Schools offering both PYP and MYP programs, makes her highly qualified to teach in any K-12 music position.
Roxanna holds a B.S. in Music Education from the University of Vermont with a major in piano. She was presented the Outstanding Senior in Music Education Award.
She is a Graduate of the United Nations Worldview Institute Executive Training Institute of UNA-NY.
Berklee College of Music , Boston, MA. Master's/Certificate Candidate in progress
State Certified Highly Qualified Teacher in Music Education k-12: Vermont, New Hampshire* and Connecticut.
Holds Certifications in the International Baccalaureate program in: PYP 1-2, PYP Arts-Level 3 & MYP Music Levels 1 and 2