Teachers of TN: Madeleine May

“I have witnessed miracles through music education, like students speaking some of their first words! Music can be mentally and physically therapeutic, it aids in speech and language development, teaches and improves social skills, and helps develop fine and gross motor skills. In addition, students learn the importance of discipline and practice, teamwork, and are motivated to explore their creative brains. My position at Tennessee School for the Blind is my dream job because I get to do all of this and more. I get to work with students of all ages and abilities as I teach private piano, voice, flute, and guitar lessons, music history, direct the high school and middle school choirs, and teach general music classes to students with multiple disabilities.”

—Madeleine May, Choral Director, Tennessee School for the Blind