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Early Childhood Music, Piano, Assistant Director
Jennifer DeSantis earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Piano Performance from Tarleton State University, where she was named Center Stage Performance Scholar through her senior year. She earned the Master of Music Degree in Piano Pedagogy from Texas Christian University where, upon graduation, she joined the faculty of the TCU Music Preparatory Division. From 2002-2012, she served as Coordinator of TCU Prep’s Early Childhood Music Program. In 2012 she was appointed as the Assistant Director of the TCU Music Preparatory Division. DeSantis is a certified Music Together teacher, and has presented sessions for the organization’s national Director’s Weekend in Princeton, New Jersey. She also teaches an early childhood music class for the Fort Worth Library’s Early Childhood Matters program and an infant music class for the Amon Carter Museum.
Along with teaching Early Childhood Music classes, she is an instructor in private piano for the Prep Division and is also an adjunct faculty member in the TCU College of Fine Arts. As an active private piano instructor, she is frequently invited to adjudicate in area piano festivals and competitions. Professional memberships include Early Childhood Music and Movement Association, Music Teacher’s National Association, Texas Music Teacher’s Association, and Fort Worth Music Teacher’s Association, for whom she currently serves on the Board of Directors and as membership chair.
Jennifer enjoys teaching children and aspires to provide her students with a first rate music education that also celebrates and builds community.
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