Musical Beginnings

Faculty & Instructors

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Maggie Olivo has a Masters in Arts Teaching Certification in music education from MaggieIndiana University JSOM with certification in general, choral, and instrumental music. She first came to IU as the recipient of the IU High School Composition Competition Scholarship and completed a Bachelors in Music Composition. After composing for various ensembles; including IU ensembles and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, she switched over to the world of music education.

Presently, Maggie teaches elementary general music and beginning strings at University Elementary School. She has taught early childhood music for eight years, with certification in Lorna Heyge’s Musikgärten method. She has completed all three levels of Kodály Training and will be completing her first level of Orff this summer, 2013. Maggie is particularly passionate about every child’s introduction to music—including her own two children: Zinnia and Eliot. 

During the academic year of 2014-15, Maggie will be teaching the Monday classes of Music for Toddlers and Twist n' Turn Multi-Age Class.

Bridget Rinehimer received a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania in 2004 and Master of Music Education degree from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in 2012. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Music Education with a minor in Ethnomusicology at the Jacobs School.  At IU she works as an associate instructor and course coordinator teaching general music and instrumental methods courses to education and music education pre-service teachers.
 
Prior to beginning her graduate studies, Bridget taught elementary and early childhood music courses for six years in Pennsylvania and Ohio, in both private and public school settings.  Additionally, she has acquired two levels of certification in Orff-Schulwerk, three levels of certification in Kodály training, completed early childhood music certification in the Musikgarten method and Feierabend First Steps in Music, completed Smithsonian Folkways certification in world music pedagogy, and has experience in the Dalcroze approach. 

During the academic year of 2014-15, Bridget will be teaching the Tuesday classes of Music for Babies and The Cycle of Seasons.