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Interactive Multimedia Performing Arts Collaborative Technology Conference

NYU Music Experience Design Lab (MusEDLab)
NYU Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions
35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012 
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Gary Heimbauer

Little Kids Rock • Verona, NJ
Director of Curriculum
Verona, NJ
Gary taught at Day Jams Music Camp and the School of Rock in Roslyn, NY from 2006-2010 while earning his certification to teach in New York City public schools. From 2011-2014, he was an Elementary Modern Band and General Music teacher at P.S.317 in Rockaway, Queens. In 2015, he completed his Masters Degree in Music Education at Columbia University, Teachers College. Gary is also an active performing musician, currently playing with his New York City-based soul-rock six piece band at venues such as Rockwood Music Hall, the Highline Ballroom, and most recently, the Mountain Jam Festival in upstate New York. In his spare time, he enjoys skateboarding, playing handball and writing poetry. Gary’s love affair with music began when he was just a toddler, listening to Elvis Presley on his Grandparent’s record player. He soon after got a guitar for Christmas and began to imitate his first idol. When he was six his mother bought him some guitar lessons, but this initial training turned him off  to the instrument for many years, due to the formality of the lessons and a pre-mature focus on technical studies and music literacy. This experience has been the fire behind his life’s mission as an educator, motivating him to find ways of facilitating learning in a music classroom that take into account, first and foremost, the natural interests of each student.  Through this student-centered approach, those in his class are given only the information that they need, and as they need it, to begin making-music right away. Gary’s main focus in the classroom was helping to foster a unique musical voice in his students, providing daily opportunities for improvisation and composition. Gary’s students have received national awards the past two years through the Little Kids Rock annual Songwriting Exhibition.
Wednesday, August 3
 

6:30pm EDT

 
Thursday, August 4
 

8:30am EDT

9:00am EDT

10:15am EDT

11:15am EDT

12:15pm EDT

1:30pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

6:00pm EDT

10:00pm EDT

 
Friday, August 5
 

8:30am EDT

9:00am EDT

10:15am EDT

12:15pm EDT

1:30pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

4:00pm EDT

6:30pm EDT

 
Saturday, August 6
 

8:30am EDT

9:00am EDT

10:15am EDT

12:15pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

7:00pm EDT