To 9 year old Luke about Audrey his piano teacher:
“What do you like about Audrey?”
“She’s really nice and gets to know all her students. Plus, I’m guessing not all piano teachers would let me have music app time on the iPad.”



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Audrey Ruth Goodman



Highly experienced, Orff-trained Music Education Specialist


  • highly trained, experienced music educator
  • independently created music education curriculum to fulfill state and pedagogical learning objectives in local private school
  • consistently exceeded curriculum expectations with low or no budget
  • developed and headed extracurricular school programs including:arranged and re-lyricized musical theater compositions for assembly performances
    • musical theater performances
    • piano and recorder lessons
    • choral groups up to 120 students
  • independently organized and directed school assemblies
  • independently organized, arranged music for, and directed school choral groups
  • Excellent ‘people’ skills
  • Well organized
  • Competent pianist and guitarist
  • Proficient in tenor, alto, sopranino and C soprano recorder


Attendee at over twenty-five professional workshops for music educators from 1999-2009, including:

American Orff-Schulwerk Association
Music and Classroom Management
Music in the Mainstreamed Classroom
Classical Music and Movement for Students
Multicultural Holiday Songs and Activities
International Music Activities for the Elementary Classroom

Organization of American Kodaly Educators
Kodaly Across Curricula
Musica de California
Pre “Ti” and Playing with Blues
Choral Techniques for the Elementary Voice

Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME)
Integrating Technology into the Music Curriculum

All Kinds of Minds Institute Schools Attuned program


Music Teacher at Dusty Strings Music School (part time) May 2013 – present

Music Education Specialist for K-2nd and Middle School
Pressman Academy Oct 2012 –April 2013

Music Education Specialist for K-2nd
John Muir Elementary, Santa Monica, CA 2010-March 2011

Music Education Specialist
Sinai Akiba Academy, Los Angeles, CA 1994-2009

Music Educator
Mar Vista Elementary, Mar Vista, CA 1992-1994

Music Educator
The Fairfield School, Van Nuys, CA 1990-1993

Private Music Educator
Los Angeles, CA 1986-1990

Assembly Director
Grant Elementary, Santa Monica, CA 1989-1990

Musical Theater Director
Carpenter Avenue Elementary, Studio City, CA 1987-1989

Music Educator
Dixie Canyon Elementary, Sherman Oaks, CA 1986-1987

MS Color Laboratories
Customer Service/Receptionist Hollywood, CA 1979-1981

Private Piano educator at client’s home or mine 1985-present


New England Conservatory of Music, classical piano
Valley College, 3.92 GPA in Music Theory and Performance Arts
Santa Monica College, 3.98 GPA in Music Theory, Composition and Performance Arts

CBEST Permanent Passing Status ID # 41515747


National Orff-Schulwerk Association
National Association of Music Educators (MENC)
Technology in Music Education (T:IME)
American Recorder Society

Seattle Music Teacher’s Association

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