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Episode 6: Teaching Love through Music with Gayley Hautzenroeder

Today we welcome my own former music teacher, Mrs. Gayley Hautzenroeder.  Mrs. H will talk about how to win over your administration, giving students responsibilities and roles within the classroom, and teaching love through music!

Mrs. H, winner of the Cincinnati USA Outstanding Educator Award, was one of the main reasons I became a music educator. She is retired from the Forest Hills and Northwest School Districts as an Orchestra Director and String Specialist for 35 years.  She has also taught Music Education courses at Xavier and Miami Universities.  She has been active for many years in O.O.S.T.A. and O.M.E.A.  She has served O.M.E.A. in various offices.   She is currently serving as the O.M.E.A. State Instrumental Advisor for Adjudicated Events and was recently the Coordinator of OMEA’s All-State Groups for the 2011 Professional Conference.   In addition, she serves as an adjudicator, clinician, and guest conductor.   Mrs. Hautzenroeder plays in the West Chester Symphony and volunteers in several capacities for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, while teaching privately.  She has co-authored the new supplemental string text, Developing Virtuosity, with Lynne Latham and Thom Sharp.  Among  her honors and recognitions, Gayley was the recipient of the 2004 OSTA Public School String Teacher Award, Ohio’s Best Practices Award in 1999 (for interdisciplinary teaching and curriculum), and the 2006 University of Cincinnati Outstanding Teacher USA Award.

If you would like to reach out to Mrs. H, please email her at: and don’t forget to check out her new arrangement: Loch Ness!

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