About Jane Urban
Education: Bachelor of Music in Education from Moravian College, Kodaly Level certification from the Kodaly Music Training Institute at University of Hartford, Masters equivalency in Music Education with courses from University of Hartford, University of the Arts and West Chester University
Current Band (s)/ Gig (s): Conductor of the Valley Voices – Rose Valley, Pa
Member of local Orchestras and Swarthmore Presbyterian Church choir.
Favorite Instruments: cello
Levels Taught: Beginning, intermediate and advanced cello, Beginning violin and viola.
Specialties/ Genres Taught: I adapt lessons/music to fit the student
I have been teaching in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District for 31 years. I’ve taught every grade level during that time. For the past 26 years I have taught Elementary strings, classroom and choirs.
I have been teaching private cello lessons for 35 years, beginning in Williamsport Pa.
I grew up in Williamsport Pa. Being one of four children in a very musical family, we all learned to play string instruments. I was the cellist of the family but also learned violin, viola and bass. Three generations of my family still play together when we have the opportunity. Williamsport Area School District was and is still a great district for music education. I was able to bring that experience as a young teacher to the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District as WSSD was developing and growing their own music program.
I have told my students that I have the best job in the world. I get to come to school every day and make music!