Rhoda Bernard, Managing Director of Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs, will provide attendees with effective teaching strategies for working with students with disabilities in private music lesson settings. Using the principles of Universal Design for Learning, Dr. Bernard will share ways that private music teachers can expand their means of engagement, representation, and action and expression to make private music lessons accessible and effective for all learners.
Rhoda Bernard joined Berklee Conservatory in 2004, and also oversees the Master of
Music in music education (autism concentration) and Graduate Certificate in music education and autism programs.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in government from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Music with academic honors in jazz voice from New England Conservatory. She received her master’s and doctorate degrees in education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.