Melanie Santana-Santana

Piano Teacher

Melanie Santana-Santana

SAA Member


Philadelphia, PA
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Melanie Santana-Santana, is an accomplish teacher from early childhood to higher education. Has worked as a piano teacher with children introducing them to the art of piano playing using Suzuki Book I. Has also worked with students with autism. Assistant Professor. Department of Music Education and General Studies (DEMEG). Courses: Teaching Practice Seminar, Social Fundamentals of Education, Philosophical Foundations of Education, Teaching of Music in the Elementary School, Musical Groups, General Methods & Technology in the Music Class. MA- Music Education (minor in Higher Education)—New York University (1994)—Thesis: Multicultural education: an annotated bibliography (1994); BM-Musical Education-Piano, Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico (1992). Certificate in the Creation of Musical Instruments and New Technologies—Universidad Tres de Febrero, Argentina (2010); Suzuki-Piano Certificate, Books I (II & III-not registered); Kódaly Certificate Level I & II. The Prof. Santana-Santana began working at the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music (PRCM) in 1998 as the first Associate Dean of Academic Affairs of the institution. From 2002 to 2014 he served as Dean of Academic Affairs. In 2013, she was appointed Assistant Professor in the DEMEG. Since Fall 2013 is the Coordinator and Supervisor of Teaching Practicum. From 1996-1998 she was the Director of Educational Programs of the Musical Arts Corporation (CAM), directing the Youth Symphony Orchestra Program (POSJU) of CAM and the educational area of ​​the Puerto Rico Symphony Orchestra. Areas of research and interest: Teaching in the PRCM Children’s Strings Program (Teacher quality and student achievement), Arts Administration, Accreditation in Higher Education & Institutional Research Board (IRB).