User:Neilsite

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Hi! I'm Neil Dusseault, glad to be here.

I am a music educator of 11 years: I have taught both middle school band & choir to at-risk youth, as well as elementary music at a private Christian academy. My principal instrument is the saxophone (which I began playing in 1990), and I play many other instruments. As for my formal education: I received the Bachelor of Music Education degree in 2005 from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; and the Master of Music Education degree from The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA, 2010).

I am currently an active member of NAfME: The National Association for Music Education, TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association), and Kappa Delta Pi: International Honor Society of Educators.

In addition, I provide private music instruction each week teaching lessons on a variety of instruments and have even served as a substitute teacher, as well as performing with various bands and ensembles over the years.

I am originally from Upstate New York, where I lived until I was almost 7. I then lived approx. 7 years each in Northern California, North Carolina, and Southern New Jersey respectively. In 2007 my wife Stephanie & I moved to San Antonio, Texas. Stephanie is also an educator: She teaches high school math. In December (2014) we welcomed our first (daughter), baby Kyleigh!

I have many interests, including computers--specifically programming: I began writing small programs in BASIC at age 10, and I learned HTML & JavaScript several years later, and many of my electives in college were programming courses, including Visual Basic & COBOL. When I am not seeking music teaching endeavors or practicing my instruments, I enjoy creating apps in Visual Basic or designing Web pages with HTML & JavaScript.

Feel free to visit my Web site: www.neilsite.net

Be sure to check back in February for my book: "The Saxophone: Everything you NEED to know (and what you DON'T)" or, come to my clinic at the 2016 TMEA convention (Texas Music Educators Association) at the Henry B. Gonzales convention center (in downtown San Antonio in February) on 'The Saxophone: Beyond the Basics'! (Thursday, 2/11/16 in room CC 221 from 4:00 - 5 P.M.)