Joan Maute, Ed.D.

Imagine the possibilities...learning never ends

A singer and song-writer in the 60s, Joan took her guitar and music into the classroom when she began teaching in 1970. Long before Howard Gardner identified musical intelligence, Joan was using music to teach across the curriculum in her own classrooms (grades 4-8, social studies, reading, and language arts). She has shared her enthusiasm, experience, and expertise with thousands of teachers in the United States and Canada as a frequent presenter at national, state, and local conferences, institutes, and workshops.

Joan’s articles and songs have been published in Science Scope, Folksong in the Classroom, The Middle School Journal, TEAM, and many state journals. She has written and produced music for numerous projects and organizations including The United States Environmental Protection Agency, The Royal Canadian Opera Company, Softball Canada, and the television series Transitions.

After 34 years in public education, Joan retired and now continues to work with teachers, build with Habitat for Humanity, read, play and sing.