OkMEA Retired Music Teacher Directory

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Retired Teacher NameLaura Jane Collins
Address3903 South Rockford Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74105-5431
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Phone(918) 932-8100
In what year did you retire from teaching?2017
How many years did you teach?37
Degrees Earned (start with most recent)

Cameron University - Lawton, OK - ME: Vocal Music - 1979
Viterbo College - Lacrosse, WI - Associates: Music Major - 1977

Other Training Institutions (certifications, etc.)

Yamaha Music School Teacher - Primary School - Yamaha Corporation
University of Oklahoma - Norman, OK - National Certification in the Kodály Concept (Level III)

Teaching Positions (start with the most recent)

Yamaha Music School - Primary Course (Ages 3-7) and Piano Classes
Hoover Elementary, TPS - Music, Chorus, Speech, Drama, Art (grades PK-6)
Roosevelt Elementary, TPS - Vocal Music Grades 3-6
Carnegie Elementary, TPS - Music, Speech, Drama Grades 2-5
Sequoyah Elementary, TPS - Vocal Music Grades 3-6
Disney Elementary, TPS - Music, Piano Lab Grades 4-6

Teaching Highlights (ensemble accomplishments, personal accomplishments, etc.)

Full choir program at Hooven Elementary (1992-2017). The program included a training choir for grades 2-3, a core choir for grades 4-6, and an advanced vocal ensemble.

One of our recent highlights was performing with several others schools on the Holland Hall School campus. The music written by and under the direction of world renowned composer, Bob Chilcott.

Professional Education Associations

- Building Delegate
- Board of Directors
- Delegate in 2004, 2005, 2008
- Delegate in 2004, 2005, 2009

Personal Honors and Awards

2005 - Who's Who in American Women
2006 - Who's Who in American Education
2007 - Who's Who Among America's Teachers

Retirement Years (jobs, accomplishments, travel, etc.)

I teach part-time in a private voice and piano studio. I am part-time soloist at the First Church Christ Scientist of Tulsa. I enjoy composing vocal and choral works, flower gardening and I am the grounds keeper at my church and enjoy birding, cooking, crosswords, reading and volunteering in the community.

Janis Dawson, OkMEA Past President

6721 Stonycreek Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK 73132
(405) 740-9306
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