About Carrie and Tanya

Carrie Nicholas

Carrie Nicholas is in 20th year as an elementary general music specialist. Carrie currently teaches K-6 general music at Molholm Elementary School in Lakewood, CO. She received her bachelor’s degree of Music Education from Illinois Wesleyan University and a master’s degree of Music Education with Kodály Emphasis from Colorado State University. Carrie received her Level III Kodály certification from CSU in 2005, where she studied with Jo Kirk, Sue Leithold-Bowcock, Ann Eisen, and Karla Cherwinski. She is an active presenter, having shared sessions and presentations in the Adams 14 School District, Jeffco Public Schools, the CMEA (Colorado State Music Educators Association) state conference, the OAKE (Organization of American Kodály Educators) national conference, and the OAKE Western Division mini-conference. Carrie is a proud member of OAKE. She is past-president of ROCKE (the Regional Organization of Colorado Kodály Educators) and is currently serving as Western Division president of OAKE. This summer, Carrie is thrilled to be joining the staff at the Colorado Kodály Institute as Level III Pedagogy and Folk Song Analysis instructor.

Tanya LeJeune

Tanya LeJeune lives in Denver, Colorado and is in her twenty-fifth year of teaching music. She currently teaches K– 8th grade general music at Jefferson County Public Schools, and Kodály Level I Pedagogy and Folk Song Analysis courses at the Colorado Kodály Institute at Colorado State University. Tanya is past president of ROCKE and has served as Member at Large for OAKE. Tanya serves on the Elementary Music Curriculum Advisory Committee and is a mentor teacher for Jefferson County Public Schools. She is an active presenter having presented music education workshops and in-services for several school districts, universities and colleges in Colorado, as well as CMEA, AOSA Rocky Mountain Chapter, NWKE, ROCKE, ATKS, OKE, OAKE Western Division Conference, and OAKE.

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