Work-Life Balance for the Busy Band Director
- Achieving an ideal work-life balance is getting harder for music teachers: long and challenging school days, after-school commitments, working on weekends and over the summer. Research shows that when balance is poor, band teachers experience serious problems with their job, health, and relationships. The presenters will offer strategies for balancing work and home commitments, and will discuss interesting case studies of teachers who have negotiated work and home domains.
- Ryan Shaw (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 12/17/2014 11:50 AM - 12:50 PM
- Meeting Room W187
- Ryan Shaw is currently a Ph.D. candidate in music education at Michigan State University. At Michigan State, Mr. Shaw serves as graduate assistant in the music education department, and also assists with the bands at MSU, conducting the Campus Band for three semesters and arranging music for the Spartan Marching Band.
Before work at Michigan State University, Mr. Shaw taught 6th-12th grade band in Berkley, Michigan and Cedar Springs, Michigan for 6 years. Bands under Mr. Shaw's direction consistently achieved high ratings at district and state festivals, with the Cedar Springs Marching Band finishing 7th place at the MCBA State Finals two years in a row. Mr. Shaw's students have performed in New York City and Disney World.
Mr. Shaw has presented his research at national conferences in New York City, Tucson, Greensboro, Philadelphia, Lincoln, and St. Louis. Mr. Shaw holds bachelor's and master's degrees in music education from the University of Michigan.