Connie Greenwood has been teaching First Steps in Music at the University of Hartford’s Hartt School Community Division since 2007. She has a B.Mus. from the Hartt School, and has taught in the West Hartford Public Schools. She graduated from the University of Hartford’s Hartt School with a Masters in Music Education degree. Connie also completed her Kodaly levels, Conversational Solfege levels, and received her First Steps in Music certification. She is an officially certified teacher trainer in the First Steps in Music method and is a founding member of the FAME organization. Connie currently teaches First Steps in Music in several preschools in the greater Hartford area as well.
Connie is featured in the documentary Music and Early Childhood, produced by Connecticut Public Television and has been conducting a children’s choir in South Windsor since the fall of 2001. She also served as the University of Hartford’s program director for The Lullaby Project, an outreach to young parents in the community, in conjunction with Carnegie Hall.
Connie has a passion for unleashing creativity and curiosity in children in a playful, musical manner. She has taught voice, guitar, piano, and recorder, and enjoys accompanying herself on folk guitar, autoharp, ukulele, and dulcimer. She loves teaching the First Steps in Music program, not only because of its educational benefits to children, but also because of its authenticity in folk music and how it connects generations.