Congratulations to Martha Glaze Zook

Fall, 2013 Recipient of ACEMM’s Spotlight Award

Building Listening Skills

“The love and enthusiasm I feel for music and movement is passed along to the children I teach and their parents.”

“Through elemental teaching, children become their own community of active music makers and creator”

Martha Glaze Zook has spent over 25 years at Settlement Music School, the largest and one of the oldest community arts schools in the country.  She is passionate about curriculum development and arts integration and developed the music curriculum for the Kaleidoscope Preschool Arts Enrichment program In addition, she led curriculum writing for the Children’s Music Workshop at Settlement Music School. Martha advocates for early childhood music education and presents at conferences for early childhood and music educators.

She received a Bachelor of Music degree from Ithaca College and a diploma from the Curtis Institute of Music. After a career playing French horn, which included 10 years with the Philadelphia Orchestra, she returned to music education and received graduate teaching certificate in the Orff Schulwerk approach. She has also taken master classes in arts integration as well as  Orff Schulwerk composition and curriculum development.

In her words…..

“The elemental approach to music and movement education has improved my musicianship, understanding of music theory and history, increased my aesthetic awareness and artistic capabilities. It has also intensified my passions for music, dance and visual art. “

“The great benefit of elemental teaching to children is the development of solid musical skills, elf-regulation and discipline, and a willingness to take risks and solve problems. Through elemental teaching, children become their own community of active music maker and creators.”


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