New York GIML

Supporting the study, support, and growth of Music Learning Theory throughout the state of New York.

New York Events

Playful, powerful, meaningful. We will explore active ways to engage learners in a musically rich environment. This event will take place in person at Mason Hall on the campus of …continue reading

Do your students shy away or shut down when asked to sing, chant, or move in the music room? In this session we’ll explore a variety of puppets and props …continue reading

The New York Chapter is proud to present their first workshop of the 2023-2024 academic year, “Facilitating Creative Experiences in the Music Classroom” with Natasha Sigmund. This workshop will be …continue reading

New York Resources

MLT style Early Childhood Classes in New York

MusicPlay at University at Buffalo (Buffalo, NY)

MusicPlay at Roberts Wesleyan University (Rochester, NY)

Past NY-GIML  Events

Archived Livestream of A Midnight Bicycle Ride: A closer look at discrimination and inference learning with Kim Kane at Buffalo State College, Fall 2019

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New York Officers

Ashley Moss Fox


Ashley Moss Fox is a music educator, teacher trainer, and flautist in Rochester, NY. She currently teaches K-6 General Music and 4-6 Band for Rochester City School District, as well as parent-child early childhood music classes at Roberts Wesleyan University. Ashley serves as the Early Childhood Chair and a woodwinds adjudicator for NYSSMA. A passionate MLT educator committed to sharing the knowledge with the masses, she serves on the Education Commission for GIML.

Marcy Bacon


Clarinetist Dr. Marcy Bacon joined the faculty of Nazareth College of Rochester in 2008, where she teaches applied clarinet, clarinet techniques, and performs with the Wilmot Wind Quintet. She is also  the clarinetist for modern chamber music group fivebyfive. Dr. Bacon holds a DMA from Eastman School of Music, an MM from Michigan State University, and a BM from Portland State University. Marcy was the founding secretary of NY-GIML and has completed EG Level 1 and EC Level 1. 

Meaghan Bell


Meaghan Bell currently teaches Primary General Music at Dansville Primary School and holds Elementary General Level 1 Certification through GIML. As an educator, she experienced the many ways MLT can energize a curriculum and send students on an amazing musicianship journey. She proudly served on the NY-GIML board for several years as a representative member before becoming President-Elect, and looks forward to forwarding the practice of Music Learning Theory in her new (and future!) roles.

Greg Clark

Representative Member

Gregory Clark teaches 4th and 5th grade band for the Whitesboro Central School District. He also conducts that Whitesboro Middle School Jazz Band. He earned his degrees in Music Education from the College and Saint Rose (B.S.) and the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam (M.M.). He also holds an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Music Learning Theory from University at Buffalo. Greg is an active performer throughout Central New York, coaches basketball and soccer, and is a Whitewater Rafting Guide with Adirondack River Outfitters in Watertown, NY.  Greg lives in Deerfield with his wife and two daughters.

Linse Sullivan

Past President

Linse is a music educator, now based in Oregon. As a child, they wanted to be a singer-geologist. In addition to supporting the NY and new California chapter, Linse serves on the Race and Social Justice Working Group for GIML.

Sadie Pincus Friedman

Representative Member

Sadie Pincus Friedman is a seasoned elementary general music teacher with experience teaching in a variety of settings. She currently teaches at the Three Village School District in Long Island and runs early childhood music classes for children ages 4 and under. She is also a mentor teacher for other music teachers in New York City. Sadie has completed Elementary General Music Levels 1 and 2, as well as Early Childhood Level 1 certification through GIML. She is looking forward to supporting membership on their Music Learning Theory journey in her role as a representative member.

Holley Haynes


Holley Haynes has been devoted to teaching music to children for over 20 years, and currently teaches elementary general music and chorus at Northwood Elementary School in Hilton. Prior to joining the music team at Hilton, she taught preschool and preschool music at Mendon Community Nursery School. Prior to returning to the Rochester area, she taught at Temple University's early childhood music program and in public schools in New Jersey. Recently, several of Holley's songs and lesson plans were published in Music Play 2: And Early Childhood Music Curriculum. In addition to her role on the NY-GIML board, Holley is a part of GIML's early childhood music faculty.


Faculty Advisor

Are you a college faculty member who is dedicated to forwarding the work of Dr. Edwin Gordon? Do you have a vision for Music Learning Theory in NYS? Please consider reaching out about serving as faculty advisor to our board!