Carole received both a B.A. in Humanities and B.S. in Music Education from the University of Minnesota and completed her graduate studies in Musicology and Music Education at American University and University of Maryland. She completed training in the Orff and Kodaly Methods as well as Suzuki Method at the Peabody Conservatory Suzuki Institute. Carole has studied the recorder at Oberlin Baroque Institute, with Eve Legene at the University of Indiana Recorder Institute and privately with Marrie Bremer, Brooke Jaron, Scott Reiss, Nina Stern and John Tyson.
Performance and Teaching Experience
In addition to performing at the Oberlin Baroque Institute and University of Indiana Recorder Institute, Carole has performed with several early music ensembles in the Washington DC area.
As an American Recorder Society certified teacher, Carole teaches lessons to children and adults, and she coaches performing ensembles including her adult student group Kokopelli. She also lends her accompanying skills to her students on harpsichord.
Carole received her Deep Listening certificate with Pauline Oliveros.
Former wind department chair, Carole has been on the Levine Recorder faculty since 1988. Of Levine she says she is “proud to be a member of this outstanding school.”
Teaching Philosophy and Approach
“My curriculum includes instruction in developing proficiency on the recorder with an emphasis on providing interesting music that will inspire my students. It is vital that my students have the opportunity to learn the soprano, alto, tenor and bass recorders. I provide recital opportunities twice a year as well as opportunities for playing in ensembles. My advanced students prepare a movement from a concerto and have the opportunity to play with a string ensemble. I include music theory in my instruction.”
When not teaching and performing music, Carole teaches meditation classes and enjoys traveling, gardening, reading and going to the theater and concerts.