Mr. Benjamin Dix

Piano Teacher, Administrator

Benjamin Dix

SAA Member

Contact

Hamden, CT
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HONORS

Active Piano Soloist performing works annually since 1981 by Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart—Repertoire includes: Beethoven Piano Sonatas Op. 13, Op. 27 #1, Op. 49 # 1 and 2, Op. 28, op. 81a. “Les Adieux” Mozart Sonatas KV 545, 331, 330, 311, 333, 570, and 284. Chopin Scherzo # 2, “Heroic” and “Military” Polonaises, Grande Valse Brillante Op. 18, Op. 34 # 1- Handel: Air with Variations “The Harmonious Blacksmith”- Haydn: Sonata # 48, Scarlatti Sonatas L. 345, 104.

Connecticut Professional Certification in Music, Special Education, and School Administration & Supervision (Grades Pre-K through 12)

Graduated Magna Cum Laude/President’s List-University of Hartford/ Dean’s List-Hartt College of Music
Participation/Soloist in Young Artists Piano Program-Boston University Tanglewood Summer Institute
Itzhak Perlman National Competition Finalist
Second Prize: Hartford Symphony Young Artists Competition
Hartford Symphony Volunteer Association Guest Lecturer
Solo Performance/Faculty Training-University of Hawaii Summer Suzuki Institute
Classical Piano Double CD released “Wayfaring” (2009)

Keynote Speaker: 2015 Connecticut Youth Forum “Transitioning students with IEP’s to Secondary Educational Services”  University of Connecticut 

Burns Elementary School-Burns Academy of Latino Studies named a “Rising Star” School 2009-2010 School year

Recipient of Hartford Public School’s first “Bright Spot” Award- Office of Special Education 2010-2011 school year

EDUCATION

2001-2007 Sixth Year Diploma in Educational Leadership, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut

1997-1999 Master’s Degree in Special Education, College of Education, University of Hartford, West Hartford, Connecticut

1992-1996 Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education, Hartt College of Music, West Hartford, Connecticut
EXPERIENCE

2015-present Coordinator of Special Education Services (Grades 6- Age 21)
North Haven Public Schools (Middle & High School/Out-placements)

2014-2015 Transition Specialist
North Haven Public Schools (High School and Out-placements)
North Haven, CT

2013-2014 Assistant Director of Education
Adelbrook Behavioral and Developmental Services (Grades PK-12; Ages 18-21 Transitional Program)
Cromwell, CT

2012-2013 Planning and Placement Team Chairperson
James Hillhouse Comprehensive High School (Grades 9-12; Ages 18-21 Transitional Program)
New Haven, CT

2011-2012 Director of Special Education/Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment
.4 Superintendent Designee (PK-12)
Salem School District
Salem, CT
2008-2011 Assistant Principal
Student Services Director
Burns Elementary School-Burns Academy of Latino Studies (PK-8)
Hartford, CT

2005-2008 Student Services Compliance Monitor, Moylan School (PK-8)
BEST Lead Mentor, Moylan School (PK-8)

2005-2008 Inclusion Facilitator, Moylan School (Gr. 7-8)

2003-2005 Special Education Classroom Teacher
Hartford Transitional Learning Academy (Gr. 6-12)
Hartford, CT

1998-2003 Special Education Math & Science Teacher (Gr. K-12)
St. Francis Care Behavioral Health Education Programs

2001-2002 Applied Piano Faculty
Neighborhood Music School
New Haven, CT

1997-2001 Applied Piano Faculty
Bethwood Suzuki School
Woodbridge, CT