About The Authors

Dynamic Music Room seeks to help out music teachers of all kinds including:

  • General Music Teachers (Elementary and Secondary)
  • Band Directors
  • Choir Directors
  • Orchestra Directors
  • Music Technology
  • Music Theory

To this end, we use different contributing authors. Here are the author bios for each of our regular contributors.

Zachery VanderGraaff

Zach has been teaching since 2010 and is currently employed as the Kindergarten through Fifth grade music teacher with Bay City Public Schools.

He completed his Master’s and Undergraduate Degrees in Music Education from Central Michigan University. It’s also at CMU where he took Kodaly Level I and II.

Zach then earned his Kodaly Certificate from Indiana University and their Kodaly Summer Program where he took Level III with help from the Organization of American Kodaly Educator’s Jeno Adam Scholarship.

Mr. V (as his students like to call him) is also involved in presenting regularly at state-level conferences, serving as Executive Secretary of the Midwest Kodaly Music Educators Association, helping out as Past- President of the Michigan Kodaly Educators, and contributing to journals such as the Kodaly Envoy, MKMEA Bulletin, and Michigan Music Educators Association Spotlight.

When not teaching, playing, or writing about music, Zach enjoys playing with his 3 crazy boys and his wife, Chelsea (also a music teacher).

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