Macon Music Education announces Dena Oneal as the Director for 2014-15. She has a bachelor of arts from the University of Tennessee and a master of Education degree from Middle Tennessee State University.
Dena comes with an array of talents and accolades that will launch the Macon Music project into national significance. Her knowledge of curriculum development will be a great asset to the initiative. She is a formidable educator with a long list of experiences which include Behavior Support Specialist, Interventionist, and Speech and Language Therapist.
In the past Dena has been a creative facilitator between Murfreesboro City Schools and Middle Tennessee State University assisting in organizing the summer practicum program.
Since 2006, Dena has served with her creative talents as a photographer and volunteer with Uncle Dave Macon Days. From the start two years ago, Dena has consulted and developed the vision for Macon Music Education.
"Macon Music Education can impact children across the nation as they understand how music is in all disciplines, including language arts and math," Dena says.
Macon Music Education launched a pilot program, "Music Through the Decades" in the school year 2013-14 with school assemblies at Bradley Academy in Murfreesboro. Plans are to expand the project nationwide with online educational materials available to teachers and children beyond Middle Tennessee.
Prior to Dave Macon's' success on The Grand Ole Opry as its first superstar, Macon visited local schools and entertained children with old time music and theatrical antics. It's logical to continue the dream in a contemporary setting. The "Macon Music Education Project" guides teachers, parents, and children through non-threatening, enjoyable, and memorable lessons. The educational experience will facilitate learning through an exciting unique teaching method in the context of the roots and history of America's music.