Chris Anne Powers, a strong advocate for First Steps In Music and Conversational Solfege, has been teaching as an elementary music specialist in Greenwich, Connecticut since 1995.
Chris received her undergraduate degree in Music Education from The Hartt School, where she had the good fortune of studying with John Feierabend. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Sacred Heart University and received her Kodaly Certificate from The Hartt School.
Given her strong commitment to the Feierabend approach, she was a driving force in the adoption of the FS and CS materials as the basis of the Greenwich Public Schools Music Curriculum. Chris created and presented professional development workshops based on the Feierabend approach to facilitate the implementation of the new curriculum.
Chris is honored to be one of the founding members of FAME and recently became an Endorsed Teacher Trainer for FS and CS. As she describes it, without John and the life-changing music philosophy he has created, her career would not have taken the direction that it did – a direction that has given her such personal and professional fulfillment, and that has made a difference in the lives of so many children.