Tiamoyo Arts and Education

Sharon Brown Cheston, Ph.D.



 

  • Substitute Teacher of Suzuki Theory at the Cleveland Institute of Music, 2017-present.

  • Vocal Music Tutor/Accompanist, Orange City Schools, 2017-present.



  • Taught Suzuki and Traditional Piano at Laurel School's Laurel Music Academy, Shaker Heights, OH, 2012-2015

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  • Cleveland Institute of Music Faculty, Suzuki Theory, 2003-2009 

  • Orange Community Education and Recreation/Orange School District/Orange Board of Education, Pepper Pike, Ohio:  Early Childhood Music Specialist, Orange Early Childhood Center, 1999-2001.

   Experienced music educator; taught at every level from graduate
   school through pre-school

  • Ph.D. in Music Education, Case Western Reserve University (joint program with Cleveland Institute of Music)
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  • Doctoral Dissertation Student of Dr. Cynthia Crump Taggart (Dr. Taggart is a former student of and has co-authored with Dr. Edwin Gordon, one of the leading experts in music aptitudes, music audiation, music learning theory, and music development in infants and young children)
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  • M.Mus. in Music History/Ethnomusicology 

  • Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.)
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  • Licensed/Ohio Department of Education, State of Ohio: Music/Special K-12 (expires in 2020)
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  • member of Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA)
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  • Suzuki Piano Teacher Training: Cleveland Institute of Music with Katherine Monsour (Kiki) Barley
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  • Registered with and member of SAA (Suzuki Association of the Americas)
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  • Suzuki Piano Teacher Workshop with Dr. Ray Landers at the Cleveland Institute of Music
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  • Studied piano with James Tannenbaum at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Dr. Robert Mayerovitch of the Elysian Trio and Piano Pedagogy with Evelyn Gott at Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music
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  • Studied voice with George Vassos, Elizabeth Unis Chesko and Melvin Hakola
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  • Studied organ with Adeline Huss at the Cleveland Institute of Music
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  • Graduate courses in Music Theory at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Alvaretta West
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  • Training in Suzuki Theory Curriculum and Pedagogy at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Dr. Jennifer Conner (author of CIM Preparatory Division Theory Curriculum and Suzuki Theory Program Head)