Angie Gater received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education (K-12) in 1989 from the University of Oklahoma graduating Magna Cum Laude — and has been teaching music since her graduation. Angie extended her college music education experiences with special training in Orff, Kodaly and Dalcrose. Ms Gater was a public school music teacher from 1989-2000 in Texas and Oklahoma. She has been a private music instructor since 2002, teaching piano, voice and flute in Alaska and Arizona! In addition to her general music and private music instruction, Angie has worked with young children in KiddyKeys and Musicology. Ms. Gater’s college professor was Dr. John Martin Feierabend, an American music education researcher, pedagogue and author. He is known for his First Steps in Music and Conversational Solfege music education curricula, as well as his contributions to the music intelligence education for young children.
At Music Works Community, Angie will be teaching Prelude classes for ShiningStars and LeapFrogs on Tuesday afternoon and offering piano instruction on Tuesday evening and Saturday morning. In addition, she will be starting EarlyBird classes for the very young [birth – 3 years] on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning.
Playing piano since Kindergarten and the flute since 5th grade, she was told by her mother and father that she sang well before she could even talk! Angie was brought up in Shawnee, Oklahoma, attended college at the University of Oklahoma at Norman. She was principal flautist in the University Symphony, and played piccolo in the “Pride of Oklahoma” marching band while maintaining a 3.8 GPA and living in the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority House. After graduation, she immediately started teaching public school for the next decade. She then began private instruction, where early childhood development and one-on-one instruction became her love.
Ms. Gater is the mother of two girls who are attending college at Grand Canyon University.
” I try to inspire all ages of learners, and am especially committed to giving babies and young children the best start in life through music and learning! Not only do I want to teach music, but also to build self esteem, literacy, and social skills through this amazing universal language!”