Artie Almeida

Dr. Artie Almeida recently retired from 37 years of teaching in the public schools. She was the music instructor at Bear Lake Elementary in Orlando FL, where she taught 1200 K-5 students. Her dynamic student performing groups have performed for AOSA, NAfME, Walt Disney World, Florida Music Educators Association, Georgia Music Educators Association, many general education conferences, and on the NBC Today Show.

Artie’s accolades include Florida Music Educator of the Year, International Educator 2006 (Cambridge UK Biographical Society), school level Teacher of the Year 6 times, Seminole County Teacher of the Year, and University of Central Florida Alumni of the Decade. Artie is included in the publications Who’s Who in American Education, and Great Minds of the 21st Century.

Artie’s 29 publications celebrate innovative delivery systems for K-6 music instruction. Heavy Academics: Delivered Joyfully!

Artie was an adjunct professor of music education at the University of Central Florida for 34 years, the saxophone instructor at Valencia State College, the Music & Movement instructor at Seminole State College and a saxophone performer and teacher. Additionally, she performs early music with the Halifax Consort.



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