Connie Greenwood, Lead Teacher
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Connie Greenwood

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Connie Greenwood, Lead Teacher

Connie Greenwood has been teaching First Steps in Music at the University of Hartford's Hartt School Community Division since 2007. She has a B.Mus from the Hartt School, and has taught in the West Hartford Public Schools. She graduated from the University of Hartford's Hartt School with a Masters in Music Education degree. Connie also completed her Kodaly levels, Conversational solfege levels, and received her First Steps in Music certification. She is an officially certified teacher trainer in the First Steps in Music method and is a founding member of the FAME organization. 

Connie is featured in the documentary Music and Early Childhood, produced by Connecticut Public Television and has been conducting a children's choir in South Windsor since the fall of 2001. She also served as the University of Hartford's program director for The Lullaby Project, an out reach to young parents in the community, in conjunction with Carnegie Hall.

Connie has a passion for unleashing creativity and curiosity in children in a playful, musical manner. She has taught voice, guitar, piano, and recorder, and enjoys accompanying herself on folk guitar, autoharp, ukulele, and dulcimer. She loves teaching the First Steps in Music program because of its authenticity in folk music, how it connects generations, and its research-based benefits it gives to children.

Teaching Philosophy

All children are born musical. Researchers are documenting the impact music has socially, emotionally, as well as physically on a young child’s development.  The family unit has changed. Playful, musical, activities are no longer being handed down from previous generations and children are suffering from a lack of musical stimulation. My desire is to see children grow musically as well as in emotional and physical wellness and my goal is to provide excellent, creative, research based, developmentally appropriate, interactive, musical experiences for children from birth to five and their caregivers.