Jennifer Gaul is a musician, educator and administrator from America. Most recently she was the Head of Music, Art, Drama and PE at Tsinglan School in Dongguan, China. Previous to that, from 2010 – 2017, she was the Director of Music for Dana Hall School, an elite private school for girls in Wellesley, Massachusetts. Jennifer has a wealth of experience in music and performing arts administration. From 2002 – 2010 she was the Executive Director of Turtle Bay Music School, a not-for-profit community music school serving more than 2,000 students of all ages in New York City. Her arts administration experience includes work with The Center for Arts Education, a public-private partnership in New York City dedicated to infusing the arts back into the New York City public school system.
Jennifer holds a Master of Music in piano pedagogy and literature from the University of Texas in Austin. She studied piano under professor Danielle Martin. Jennifer was the pedagogy student of Dr. Amanda Vick Lethco best known for co-creating the world-renowned piano method series , Alfred’s Basic Piano Library, with Dr. Willard Palmer and Morton Manus.
Jennifer is a devoted musician and educator. The focus of her thesis for her Master of Music was on innovative ways to develop aural and instrumental skills in young students. A classically-trained pianist and amateur cellist, she brings energy and enthusiasm to her teaching. In addition to teaching early years music and general music to primary, middle and high school students, she has coached chamber music groups, successfully prepared piano students for ABRSM and taught Advanced Placement music theory to high school students. She is deeply committed to building quality music and performing arts programs that lead to life-long learning and love of the arts. It is her passion and over-arching focus of her career in administration and education.
Jennifer’s other love is of theatre and writing. She was very involved in the Boston theatre scene and has focused on Shakespeare as well as more modern playwrights. Jennifer was also a professional writer for several years in America writing feature pieces about illustrious alums from the University of Rhode Island, her undergraduate alma mater. An avid writer of poetry, she has had pieces published in America and hopes to release a collection of poems.