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About Mr. Cofield
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Lake Worth, FL
Instructs: Baritone, Clarinet, Flute, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba
Education: Music Education
Performance Experience: Tidewater Winds (Virginia Beach, Virginia), Tuba & Euphonium Choir (Norfolk State University), Norfolk State University Marching Spartan "Legion" Band (Norfolk, Virginia), Hampton Roads Brass Choir (Norfolk, Virginia), Christmas Tuba Choir (Norfolk, Virginia), Low Brass Ensemble (Charlotte, North Carolina), Orchid City Brass Band (West Palm Beach, Florida)
Teaching Experience: 8 years
Teaching Philosophy: To engage students in relevant musical activities to enhance and encourage the advancement of music education. Using effective resources, relevant teaching strategies and differentiated techniques to expose students to various musical styles allowing for musical growth in and out of music lessons.
Get to know Mr. Cofield
Mr. Michael Cofield is a native of Broward county and is currently serving as the Director of Bands at Lake Shore Middle School in Belle Glade, Florida. Mr. Cofield completed his undergraduate degree at Norfolk State University, receiving his Bachelors in Music Education (Media) in 2011. In December of 2015, he earned a Master of Music degree in Music Education from Norfolk State University with a focus in tuba pedagogy.
Mr. Cofield has instructed music in states such as Virginia, North Carolina, Texas and Tennessee. Some of his professional performances include: the Harlem Symphony at the “World Famous” Apollo Theater (Harlem, NY, 2007), Third Baptist Church (Portsmouth, VA) from 2010-2014, HBCU Band Director Consortium Guest Clinician (Atlanta, GA, 2011), the Tidewater Winds principal tubist (Hampton Roads, VA, 2014) and the Orchid City Brass Band (West Palm Beach, FL) on tuba with David Gibble as the conductor.
Mr. Cofield is a member of several musical and professional organizations: Florida Educators Association, National Association for Music Educators, Florida Bandmasters Association, Norfolk State University Alumni Association, Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity Incorporated and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated.
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