Bain, Lauren

(512) 680-8953
OAKE Affiliated Chapter

Educational Background

BM Piano Performance and Music Education; Trinity University, San Antonio, TX. 2005
Master of Arts in Teaching; Trinity University, San Antonio, TX. 2006

Kodály Studies

Kodály Certification from Texas State University, 2009

Teaching Experience

Woodstone Elementary; San Antonio, TX 2006-2009
Carl Schurz Elementary; New Braunfels, TX 2009-present
Rio Grande Valley Kodály Program; McAllen, Tx 2018-present

Presentation Experiences

Austin ISD, Bastrop ISD, Humble ISD, La Joya ISD, New Braunfels ISD, Round Rock ISD, San Angelo ISD, San Marcos ISD: Texas district inservice leader since 2012

Kodaly Educators of Texas Clinician; 2009-present

Central Texas Orff Chapter 2013

Texas Music Educators Association: Region 8 in 2013; Region 8 and Region 15 in 2017

Center for Educators Development in Fine Arts Conference in 2014

Texas Music Educators Association Convention 2015, 2016

Texas Choral Directors Association Conference 2017

Know Your Impact Conference Featured Clinician 2018

AOSA National Conference 2014

OAKE National Conference 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019

Areas of Expertise

Early Childhood Music Curriculum (K-1)
General Music Curriculum (K-5)
Instrument Applications in the General Music Classroom (K-5)

Session Topics

Magic of Kindergarten - 4 hours

Connections to ESL Instruction - 1 hour

Instrument Applications 2-3 hours

Building Musicianship in the Upper Grades 2-3 hours

Movement in the General Music Classroom 3 hours

Folk Song Repertoire and Games 4 hours

K-5 Music Curriculum 6 - 8 hours

Organizational Leadership

Vice President for OAKE chapter KET 2011-2016
President-Elect for OAKE chapter KET 2017-2019
President for OAKE chapter KET 2019-2021


"It Was Meant to Be: The Relationship between ESL and Kodály Practices. Part One - Three." The Encounter. Kodály Educators of Texas (January 2018, May 2018, January 2019) 10-14.

"Texas Patriotic Music." Southwestern Musician. 75.2 (September 2006): 56. Print.

"Why Teach Music?" Southwestern Musician. 73.9 (April 2005) 17-18. Print.