Joan Maute, Ed.D. Imagine the possibilities...

learning never ends (more info on Educator)
A singer/songwriter 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, Middle Ground, 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 in 2003 and now continues to work with teachers and students, build with Habitat for Humanity, support Guitars For Vets, teach for Guitars In The Classroom, read, write, play and sing.
music never ends (more info on Singer/Songwriter)
After decades of writing and performing educational music that has been used from early childhood through graduate school, Joan has spent the past few years getting back to what she calls “music for the soul”. She has written and recorded new music, can be found playing on the beach, in church, in schools and libraries, at open mikes, in concert and select venues. Look Around, was recorded on Hilton Head and released in March of 2010. October 2010 Joan was back in the studio, this time in Nashville where she recorded four songs including “These Things Live On In Me”, a song written for her Mom’s 98th birthday, August 17, 2010. To honor her Mom who passed away in February, 2011, Joan released the songs recorded in Nashville in May of 2011, an EP/CD These Things Live On In Me. Recording with Thomm Jutz and the other amazing musicians in Nashville started a new chapter in Joan’s studio work. She went back to work with them in 2013 recording So Much More. Her latest studio work was recorded in the fall of 2014. Bring It Around Again another EP/CD was released in March 2015. You can listen to songs from these CDs on the “listen” link to the right.