Introduction: Quinn McClure

| September 12, 2010

Name: Quinn McClure

Program: MA with Professional Certification (graduated in May 2010)

Primary Instrument: Voice

Educational Background: BS in Music Education from Hofstra University

Teaching Background: Taught for one year as a teaching artist in the South Bronx and Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.  Now teaching elementary general music and keyboard in East Harlem.

Dream Job: Childrens’ choirs are my passion.  I would love to get a doctorate in Vocal Pedagogy and teach at University while running a children’s choir.

Cookie: oatmeal raisin

Favorite Music Makers: This is so hard.  Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McCrae, Rachmaninoff, Billy Joel, Joni Mitchell, the list goes on and on.  I have very diverse musical tastes.

Social Media: Facebook

Website: I just started a blog about being a teacher in an urban public school called, “Musically Speaking: Noteworthy Teaching.”  the site is  As a new music teacher, I know that reflection, mentoring, and support are three essential elements to having a successful year.  I am hoping my blog will work in those capacities, but also as a forum for other new, and even seasoned, music teachers.  Comment on the blog are welcome and encouraged!

More info: If you need to complete observation hours for your degree and are interested in elementary general music, please feel free to ask Robert for my information.  I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Good luck and enjoy your time at TC!!!!!!