music and movement
Shelly Ley is a classically-trained singer and New York State-certified music teacher. As the first music teacher hired when the music-intensive VOICE Charter School opened three years ago, Ms. Ley built a music department from scratch and created a full curriculum for K-3 children taking two hours of music a day.
Prior to moving to New York Ms. Ley also taught for three years in the Albuquerque Public Schools as an elementary school music teacher, Pre-K to fifth grade. During that time she also worked at the University of New Mexico’s Music Prep School, teaching baby and toddler classes for families.
Shelly has taken Orff Levels I and II with Gloria Fuoco-Lawson, took her Kodály Level I with Dr. Susan Brumfield, and is currently pursuing her Masters in Music Education with an emphasis in Kodály at Loyola University. Besides two levels of Orff and Kodály she has studied Dalcroze at an intensive workshop at the Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Center in NYC. Shelly continues to perform regularly in the NYC Master Chorale, and is currently recording a children’s CD for release on Rock Me Baby Records.