About Carrie and Tanya
Carrie Nicholas is in 21st year as an elementary general music specialist. Carrie currently teaches K-6 general music in Jefferson County Public Schools. She also teaches Level III Kodály Pedagogy and Folk Song Analysis at the Colorado Kodály Institute at Colorado State University. 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, where she also received her Kodály certification in 2005. Carrie is an active presenter, having shared sessions and presentations in the Adams 14 School District, Jeffco Public Schools, ROCKE, CMEA (Colorado), KCMEA (California), OAKE national conferences, 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 past president of the Western Division president of OAKE.
Tanya LeJeune lives in Denver, Colorado and is in her 26th year of teaching music. She currently teaches K– 5 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, SNAKE, OAKE Western Division Conference, and OAKE.