Music Teacher (K-2)
Margaux Millman is a music educator, conductor, and vocal coach born and raised outside Washington, D.C. She has now lived in the bay area for 10 years.
She holds a master’s degree in music education and piano performance from Northwestern University and Bachelors and Doctorate in music education from the University of Illinois. Her teaching and research focus is on diversity and inclusion in the music classroom and developing a comprehensive music curriculum for K-12 students.
Margaux taught middle and high school choir for 7 years in Fairfax County, Virginia, and has been on the faculty of San Jose State and The People’s Music School in Chicago. She is passionate about group singing and developing a culture of musical joy and active leadership in young students. She is beginning her 2nd year at Yavneh as the K-2 music teacher.
Margaux enjoys musical theater, cooking and baking, running, sewing, DIY home projects, and having dance parties with her husband and three kids.
University of Illinois
Bachelor of Music Education
Master of Music Education
Doctor of Music in Choral Music Education/ Conducting
What’s your most epic travel experience?
Loved going to India in 2012 and Ireland in 2015
Top of your bucket list?
I’m dying to travel to South Africa, Kenya, and Tanzania
“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland
“A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith (at least my most-read book, more than 20 times)
Your most epic teaching moment:
So many moments in my career where a group of students lock into playing a piece and are suddenly aware of how good they sound or how it has suddenly come together. When a student yells, “That was so good!” or sometimes even happy tears
Why you love teaching at Yavneh:
I love the community spirit at Yavneh and the emphasis that music and singing has in our daily lives here
Highlight of the week:
I love working with the Yavneh Singers and anytime I get to talk to students and other faculty outside of the classroom. And I love Shabbat, of course.
Favorite subject to teach:
I love teaching anything that works on kids playing or singing multi-part harmony. I also love teaching a Jazz unit.