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Dr. Beth A. Bauer, NCTM
Special Needs/Prep Piano/Suzuki Piano
Community School of the ArtsDr. Beth A. Bauer received her doctorate of music education from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.  Her dissertation is titled “What is an appropriate approach to piano instruction for students with Down Syndrome?”  Additional degree work includes a Master of Music from Northern Illinois University where she studied with Bill Koehler, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music where she was a student of Daniel P. Horn.  Additional pedagogy instruction occurred with Karin Edward, Larry Rast, and Karen Taylor.  Currently she is an instructor in pedagogy at the Wheaton College Conservatory where she teaches introduction to Pedagogy, Studio Administration, Group Instruction, and Music to Special Learners and oversees pedagogy student teachers and music internships.  In addition to her faculty work in the Conservatory, Dr. Bauer is the founder and an instructor in Beethoven’s Buddies, a music program for students with developmental delays, at the Community School of the Arts, Wheaton College and teaches precollege piano to beginning and advanced students in the Community School of the Arts.  Dr. Bauer is co-chairing the special needs research committee for both the National Conference of Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP) and the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).

Her work with students with special needs has been featured in The Chicago Tribune, Clavier Companion Journal, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Indiana University Alumni Magazine, The Daily Herald and Wheaton Magazine (alumni magazine), the 2011 NCKP and the 2012 MTNA conventions, and have won the Wheaton-Warrenville District 200 concerto competition.  Several of her special needs students are scheduled to perform at MTNA, 2013.

She holds certifications in Orff, Kodaly, Suzuki and the National Certification with the MTNA organization.  Dr. Bauer is a sought after clinician and speaker to professional teacher’s organizations and parent groups. She has been teaching piano for 21 years and working with students with special needs for 16 years.

Kaitlin Martin, BME
Special Needs/Prep Piano
Community School of the ArtsKaitlin Martin received her Bachelors in Music Education from Wheaton College, where she specialized in piano and in music for students with special needs. She has taught music and classroom subjects at two therapeutic day schools, including Little Friends’ Krejci Academy, where she also received extensive training on teaching students with autism. For three years, she coordinated a weekly church music program for adults with developmental disabilities, and during that time gave a presentation entitled “Leading a Church Music Program for People with Special Needs” at disability ministry conference. She also works for the Illinois Department of Human Services as a personal respite care worker and is a member of the Music Educators National Conference. Kaitlin has taught special needs piano lessons for Community School of the Arts since June 2007.

Dr. Beth A. Bauer, NCTM
Special Needs/Prep Piano/Suzuki Piano
Community School of the ArtsDr. Beth A. Bauer received her doctorate of music education from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.  Her dissertation is titled “What is an appropriate approach to piano instruction for students with Down Syndrome?”  Additional degree work includes a Master of Music from Northern Illinois University where she studied with Bill Koehler, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music where she was a student of Daniel P. Horn.  Additional pedagogy instruction occurred with Karin Edward, Larry Rast, and Karen Taylor.  Currently she is an instructor in pedagogy at the Wheaton College Conservatory where she teaches introduction to Pedagogy, Studio Administration, Group Instruction, and Music to Special Learners and oversees pedagogy student teachers and music internships.  In addition to her faculty work in the Conservatory, Dr. Bauer is the founder and an instructor in Beethoven’s Buddies, a music program for students with developmental delays, at the Community School of the Arts, Wheaton College and teaches precollege piano to beginning and advanced students in the Community School of the Arts.  Dr. Bauer is co-chairing the special needs research committee for both the National Conference of Keyboard Pedagogy (NCKP) and the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).

Her work with students with special needs has been featured in The Chicago Tribune, Clavier Companion Journal, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, Indiana University Alumni Magazine, The Daily Herald and Wheaton Magazine (alumni magazine), the 2011 NCKP and the 2012 MTNA conventions, and have won the Wheaton-Warrenville District 200 concerto competition.  Several of her special needs students are scheduled to perform at MTNA, 2013.

She holds certifications in Orff, Kodaly, Suzuki and the National Certification with the MTNA organization.  Dr. Bauer is a sought after clinician and speaker to professional teacher’s organizations and parent groups. She has been teaching piano for 21 years and working with students with special needs for 16 years.

Kaitlin Martin, BME
Special Needs/Prep Piano
Community School of the ArtsKaitlin Martin received her Bachelors in Music Education from Wheaton College, where she specialized in piano and in music for students with special needs. She has taught music and classroom subjects at two therapeutic day schools, including Little Friends’ Krejci Academy, where she also received extensive training on teaching students with autism. For three years, she coordinated a weekly church music program for adults with developmental disabilities, and during that time gave a presentation entitled “Leading a Church Music Program for People with Special Needs” at disability ministry conference. She also works for the Illinois Department of Human Services as a personal respite care worker and is a member of the Music Educators National Conference. Kaitlin has taught special needs piano lessons for Community School of the Arts since June 2007.