Marcus, Robbin

[email protected]
(770) 482-8717
OAKE Affiliated Chapter

Educational Background

MME in Kodaly, Holy Names University, Oakland, CA, 1982; BME Butler University, 1981
Certified Alexander Technique teacher, Alexander Technique International, 2005

Kodály Studies

MME in Kodaly, Holy Names University, 1982

Teaching Experience

Director Emeritus, Kodály at George Mason University - Folk Music materials teacher
Webster University Kodaly training program - Materials teacher
American Kodaly Institute, Loyola Univ - Materials Teacher
George Mason University Orff training program - folk dance, dulcimer, and Alexander Technique teacher
St Paul's School, Baltimore MD - elementary music specialist
Private piano teacher, Atlanta GA
Certified Alexander Technique Teacher, Atlanta, GA

Presentation Experiences

I have presented at numerous local, state, regional and national music education conferences and workshops since the early 1980s for OAKE, IKS, and NAfME.

Areas of Expertise

Alexander Technique for Music Teachers
Folk Dance in the Music Classroom
The Appalachian dulcimer

Session Topics

Alexander Technique for Music Teachers - 1-3 hrs
Folk Dance in the Music Classroom - 2 hours
The Appalachian dulcimer - 2 hours
(Workshops I give are often combinations of the above.)

Intercultural Knowledge and Competence

It is important for me to know the original sources of the material I teach, to represent my own culture well and accurately, and to call on culture bearers (live or on video) to accurately present the materials of their culture. For my entire career I have made a priority of teaching or presenting accurate performance styles in the music classroom. I have learned that I am not always the best person to do that and know how and when to rely on experts.

Organizational Leadership

OAKE Member at Large 2015-6, and twice before that.
OAKE Regional Representative, Eastern Division, 2000. Served two terms.
OAKE Chapter MUSIK President, Secretary, Vice President 1980-2000.


Producer of the CDSS "Dance It Yourself" video series, 2020-21
Creator/editor of "Eastern Expressions", the newsletter of the OAKE Eastern Division, 2000.
I maintain a blog series on Alexander Technique on my website.

Additional Information

I live very close to the Atlanta, GA airport.