New England GIML

Supporting the study and growth of Music Learning Theory throughout the states of

Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. 

New England GIML Events and Workshops

Join us online as Julia Turner takes us through the combined application of Music Learning Theory with a Modern Band twist! This session is geared toward elementary/middle school classes and ...Learn More

Bring something to share or just come to hang out! Contact for more information. ...Learn More

Join GIML faculty member Andy Mullen as he discusses how to incorporate MLT into the beginning and intermediate choir. Topics to be discussed include:Reinforcing musicianship in the warm-up processA first ...Learn More

If you are in the Danbury CT area, join us in person as we explore MLT and what it might look like in various instructional settings. ...Learn More

Come and hang out with NE GIML! We will be sharing Creativity/Improvisation activities for general and instrumental. NE GIML members check your email for the zoom link or contact​. ...Learn More

Come hang out with NE GIML! Andy Mullen and Jen Doiron will share C/I activities for students k-8, plus any other C/I activities you'd like to share! (Sharing welcome but ...Learn More

New England GIML Board



Jen Doiron has been an elementary music educator for over 20 years and a member of GIML for 15 years. Everywhere she has lived and taught she has found opportunities to grow as a musician both on her primary instrument, oboe, and by exploring new experiences on others, such as Gamelan and Zimbabwean marimba. She has presented, performed, and taught across New England and New York. She also acts as a member of the GIML Elementary General faculty. Ms. Doiron currently lives and teaches in Connecticut. 



Andy Mullen is a teacher, folk musician, multi-instrumentalist, recovering singer-songwriter, and lifelong learner. He has taught all levels of students in a number of subjects, and is currently a middle school general music and choir teacher in Burlington, Massachusetts. Mr Mullen holds Masters degrees in Music Education and School Administration, and serves on the faculty for the Gordon Institute of Music Learning in Elementary General Music. He is the author of "MLT Any Music Teacher Can Du...De," "The Literate Musician" and "Fifty Tunes for Teaching," and is the composer of the children's album, "Chucka Chucka Wawa." He maintains a web presence at

James Kessler


James Kessler is a multi-instrumentalist who works with students to nurture their enjoyment of music making. He believes in the importance of developing the whole musician through a progressive approach.
James has supported young musicians in their growth since 1999 when he began his full time career in teaching. He began studying music at age 4 and in 2002 received a Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Connecticut, having studied Music Education and Jazz Performance.
A dedicated teacher, James possesses a depth of experience working with a broad range of students, including some who have even received awards up to the National level. He has affiliation with The Schubert Club of Fairfield County, Connecticut Music Educators Association, Music Teachers National Association, and completed College Board Audit Certification in Advanced Placement Music Theory curriculum design.