Breen, Sean

Email
spfb4666@gmail.com
Phone
(415) 420-8620
Division
Western
OAKE Affiliated Chapter
NCAKE

Educational Background

Harvard Graduate School of Education: 2010-2011. Master of Education in Mind, Brain, and Education; 2011 recipient of Intellectual Contribution/Faculty Tribute Award; 2011 Chester Pierce Fellow
Holy Names University: 2004-2006. Master of Education, emphasis in Kodály
Frostburg State College: 1971-1972, 1974-1976. Bachelor of Art in Education. Piano proficiency
Montgomery College: 1972-1974. AA in Music. Piano Proficiency

Kodály Studies

Holy Names University: 2004-2006. Master of Education, emphasis in Kodály

Teaching Experience

Cathedral School for Boys, San Francisco, California 1984-Present. K-8 Music Instructor
The Thatcher School, Ojai, California 1982-1984. 9-12 Music Instructor
The New Lincoln School, New York, New York 1980-1982. 5-12 Music Instructor
Louisa Middle School, Louisa, Virginia 1978-1980. 5-8 Music Instructor

Presentation Experiences

Music, Education, and the Brain: What Neuroscience Can, and Cannot, Tell Kodály Educators about Teaching Music:
2015-08-07. 22nd International Kodály Symposium, Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh, Scotland
Part 2: 24th - August 5 to 9, 2019, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia - "Embracing a New Era - Nurturing the Kodály Philosophy Around the World"
Comenius, Rousseau, Pestalozzi, and Piaget The Global Relevance Of Kodály Influences In The 21st Century.
2014-03-21. Organization of American Kodály Educators National Conference, Atlanta, Georgia 2013-10-12.
Organization of American Kodály Educators Western Division Mini-Conference, Portland, Oregon
What Neuroscience Can, and Cannot Tell Us About Our Classrooms: 2015-03-09. California Association of Independent Schools Regional Meeting, Head Royce School, Oakland, California

Areas of Expertise

Cognitive Neuroscience
Music Education
Kodály Influences in the 21st Century

Session Topics

"Music, Education, and the Brain: What Neuroscience Can, and Cannot, Tell Kodály Educators about Teaching Music
Comenius, Rousseau, Pestalozzi, and Piaget The Global Relevance Of Kodály Influences In The 21st Century.

Publications

2015. Breen, Sean. P. What Neuroscience Can, and Cannot, Tell us about how Kodály Educators Teach Music. Bulletin of the International Kodály Society 40-2. Pp. 13-21
2015. Breen, Sean P. Music, Education, and the Brain. Bulletin of the International Kodály Society 40-1. Pp. 3-8.
2014. Breen, Sean P. Making Sense of Neuroscience Research. Kodály Envoy 41-1.
2011. Breen, Sean P. The Role of Kodály in Music Education: Signature pedagogy or surrogate profession? thegoodworkproject.org