In 2021, Yamaha launched the “40 Under 40” music education advocacy program to honor educators making a difference in growing and strengthening their music programs.
All the “40 Under 40” educators have remarkable stories behind their teaching philosophies and methods and showcase the following characteristics: action (anticipate what needs to be done and proactively take the necessary steps that lead to a stronger music program), courage (propose and implement new or bold ideas), creativity (show innovation and imagination in achieving plans and objectives) and growth (establish, grow or improve music education in their schools and communities).
Southeast Local School District
Apple Creek, Ohio
Vocal Music Teacher
Rocky River High School
Rocky River, Ohio