Judy Meyer Hays
Associate Professor of Elementary Music Methods
Judy Meyer Hays has been working with music and children in various capacities for
40+ years. Currently she offers weekly
music classes for birth-5 year olds and a caregiver in Hoffman Estates, IL.
Judy has presented on a variety of topics at Alaska, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and
Wisconsin Music Educators' State Conferences as well as the MENC (now NAfME) National
Conference. Ms. Hays is a National Board Certified Teacher and actively involved in
Illinois Comprehensive Musicianship through Performance Project
. She recently retired from Schaumburg School District 54 where she taught K-6 general
and vocal music. Ms. Hays volunteers in her community for the
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
authoring teacher’s guides and preparing docents, ushering for fine arts performances
, and teaching music at Prince of Peace Preschool.
At IWU, Prof. Hays teaches the Elementary Music Methods course for Music Education
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