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"We are the music makers & we are the dreamers of dreams."

- Arthur O'Shaughnessy

James DesJardins, The Music Teacher

I am an elementary music teacher who has been with NYS public schools since 2006; instructing both classroom music & chorus. I am a published composer & am certified in Orff-Schulwerk & Music Learning Theory. 

I believe in the power of great teaching and in the power of great music. The aim of Elementary Music Teacher is to spark conversation and to serve as a comprehensive resource for parents and educators, alike.