Griffin Brady has a Master of Arts degree from Goddard College with a focus in Ethnomusicology and Music Pedagogy. His masters thesis and adjoining musical method book were inspired by his work as a touring musician and educator with groups such as the SAAKUMU Dance Troupe of Ghana, West Africa. He serves as the director… Read more »
Gaitrie studies all forms of dance including a regular practice of Yoga, a steady study of Indian classical dance; Bharatanatyam along with Contemporary and various dance classes. She believes that she is always a student, always yearning to learn more, always wanting to find out what more she can do.
Phyllis Thompson works with fiber textiles, printmaking, photography and collage processes. Her work reflects the influence of her mother and grandmother who made quilts and other creations from recycled materials.
Melissa Kate Miller is an international recording artist, songwriter, stage and voice actress, writer and poet. As US Managing Director for Artfully AWARE, founder of the Benched Players and leader of the cabaret blues act, The Melissa Kate Project, she draws from a varied background for her students.
Nels Ross’s gravity-defying arts-in-education programs promote character education, wellness, math, science, reading, and fun!
Nels provides several popular performances that blend physical theater,
Miriam Minkoff is a dancer and percussionist in the ensemble No Words Spoken, a music group comprising individuals with autism and staff from Autistic Services, Inc. Her drum circles provide a sense of togetherness and focused attention that is both stimulating and relaxing.
Andy Parker is a professional meteorologist and “weather educator.” His traveling “Weather Machine” is capable of producing all types of weather, from a 7 ft tornado to snowstorms that fill an auditorium. Parker’s innovative presentations teach students curricular knowledge and creative thinking skills through hands-on, interactive engagement.
Prior to working in television, Parker studied math and atmospheric physics at SUNY Brockport, where he obtained a B.S. degree in
Cellist Nancy Baun is a critically acclaimed soloist, having performed with over a dozen orchestras in her home state of Pennsylvania. As an educator, Baun has served on college faculties, taught elementary music, and presented a broad roster of community education events at conferences, art galleries, and science museums.
Sherry Robbins is a poet, teaching artist, and freelance writer. She has conducted creative writing workshops throughout the state of New York and abroad since 1977, working with hundreds of students annually.
The Phonics Program (residency) is an innovative approach to teaching reading readiness using songs, dances, signing, and visual arts.