Dawn Collins
Center for Expressive Arts and Music
                                         87 Sunset Drive, Stuyvesant, NY 12173                                        
518-424-2342; musicartsexpress@gmail.com       

Please ask for most recent resume and references (this may not be the most current)


Liberty University, M.A. in Worship/Ethnomusicology                                                     2012
NY Expressive Arts School (Glass Lake Studio), Albany, NY)                                 2003-2006
  Expressive Arts Therapy Graduate Program, Certification & Masters Degree
  through European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland
  Expressive Arts Therapy Intern at Columbia-Greene Mental Health Association (9/2004-9/2005)
Kripalu DansKinetics Teacher Training, completed April 2005                                        2005
Music Together® Teacher/Licensed Center Director Training                    ​                     1998
Song/Movement/Rhythm Instrument Classes for Preschoolers and Parents/Caregivers
Certified Music Practitioner               ​                                                                               1997
National Music for Healing and Transition Program
SUNY Empire State, Albany, NY                                    ​                                                 1997
Bachelor of Science. Business Administration
Suzuki Guitar Teacher Training         ​                                                                              1997
National Guitar Workshop, Toronto, Ontario

Special Studies

Yoga of the Voice, http://www.voxmundi.com, Certification    
Yoga of Sound, Russill Paul
Sally George Scholarship for Teachers, Mountain Dulcimer History & Traditions, Western Carolina Univ., Cullowhee, NC  2005
Reiki  Master 
Advanced Brain Technologies, Authorized Provider Training. The Listening Program®, et al                     2004
The Power of Sound, Joshua Leeds, MHTP Retreat                                                                                 5/2003
  “The role of psychoacoustics in healing”
Therapeutic Voice w. Terri Chester, Workshop, Glass Lake Studio, Albany, NY                                      2003-04 
Private Studies in Harp  (Darhon Rees-Rohrbacher, Ph.D, Albany, NY)                                               9/2002-06
Private Studies in Mountain Dulcimer  Susan Trump, Schenectady, NY                                                  1999-00
Private Studies in Guitar –  Classical and Fingerstyle
Maria Zemantauski, Troy, NY                                                                                                                    1996-97
Allen Alexander, Troy, NY                                                                                                                             1992
Fred Booth, Massena, NY                                                                                                                       1989-91
SUNY Plattsburgh, Music Major, & Classical Guitar                                                                                1977-79 
Voice, Renata Carisio Booth & Classical Guitar, Irene Konsta 
William Martin, Hudson Falls, NY​                                                                                                            1975, 76                   
Expressive Arts Consulting,  Coaching & Instruction

Private Confidential Expressive Arts Sessions                                                                                  2004-Present
DansKinetics, Greenville, NY  Spring 2005
Music Together® Center Director (Song, Movement, Rhythm Instruments)                                          1998-2007
Locations: Kinderhook, East Greenbush, Athens, Rensselaer, Coxsackie, Stuyvesant
The Listening Program®, Sound Health®, Music for Babies®, and Brainbuilder®    
Advanced Brain Technologies,Reseller and Authorized Provider   
Mentor to Certification Students,, Music for Healing and Transition Program                                    2001-Present
Cairo Library, Cairo, NY, Five Week Dulcimer Group Instruction  Summer 2004
Esprit Wellness Center, Hudson, NY “Sounding Your Inner Landscape”                                           2003
Private Guitar Instruction      1977-Present Operation Unite                2001-2004
Hudson, New York                    Guitar & Early Literacy/ Music
SPROUTS, Greene Co. Council on Arts, Children’s Program, Windham & Cairo, NY         ​            July 2003
SPROUTS, Greene Co. Council of Arts, Catskill, NY, Children’s Program                                       2000 
Little Falls Music School                         1995-1998
Valatie, New York           Guitar Instructor
Columbia-Greene Community College                                                                                             1992-1994,1999
Hudson, New York                       Group Guitar Instructor
SUNY Potsdam College                       Group Guitar Instructor
Potsdam, New York                                                                                                                           1989-1990
Clinton Community College        
          Group Guitar Instructor
Plattsburgh, New York             1977-008     

EMPLOYMENT  (see updated work on Expressive Arts Center
CoArc, Mellenville, New York, independent contractor
Ghent Rehabilitation & Nursing Home, Ghent, NY, independent contractor       
Castle Hill Apartments, Castleton, NY     
2006-2007    Avila Retirement, Albany, NY Program Coordinator for Activities Expressive Arts Consultant
2004-05Catholic Charities Disabilities Services, Albany, NY                   Music Specialist 

Expressive Arts Presentations and Performance

2005  Cairo Library, Cairo, NY (Summer/Fall Story Time - Story, Arts, & Songs)                              Performer
2005  Rothwein's Day Care, Kinderhook, NY (monthly)      Children's Performer
2005  Pottery Barn for Kids, Crossgates Mall, Albany, NY (2/22/05, 4/12/05, 6/05) 
2004  Pottery Barn for Kids, Crossgates Mall, Albany, NY (10/05)            Children’s Performer
2004  Athens Library Family Concert                        Performer
2004  Valatie Health Fair, Valatie Medical Arts Building, Valatie, NY                Exp. Artist/Musician
2004  Cairo Library, Family Mini-Concert & Intro to Dulcimer                     Performer
2004  Jubilee Day Care, West Sand Lake, NY, preschool graduation       Entertainer 
2004  Wendy’s Day Care, East Greenbush, NY  Children’s Musician
2004  Pentimento Playback Theater, Albany, NY (ongoing weekly)             Company Musician
2004  Farnsworth Middle School, Guilderland, Wellness Day           Expressive Arts Presenter
2004  Columbia Greene Long Term Care, Catskill, NY      Group Entertainment
2004  Greene Manor Nursing Home, Hudson, NY     Group Entertainment
2003  Arts Walk and Winter Walk, Columbia Co. Council on Arts             Performer
        Classical Guitar & Dulcimer (Winter Walk at Ananda’s Bliss)
2003  Albany Children’s Hospital Family Room                  Guitar, Vocals
2003  Riverside Café, Stuyvesant, NY         Guitar, Vocals
2003  Green Manor Nursing & Adult Home, Hudson, NY                                          Guitar, Vocals
2002  Women’s History Month Celebration                                                    Classical Guitar & Vocals                    NY State Office of Children & Family Services, Rensselaer, NY
2001  Payne House, Chatham           Performer
2000  Hudson Winter Walk                   Children’s Leader/Performer
2000  Catskill Library, Irish Program & Catskills’ Past,Catskill, NY                          Performer
2000  Community Hospice Memorial Services                  Performer
1999  Chatham’s Last Night Celebration                   Performer
1999-2000 Hospice, Memorial Services, Chatham, NY              Performer
1998  Dulcimer Festival, Albany, NY          Instructor/Performer
1997  Columbia County Fair                             Performer
1992  Chatham Summer Festival & Chatham Harvest Homefest
         Schultz’s Brauhaus, Stottville, NY  
         Mother Earth’s Café, Albany, NY
         Half Moon Cafe, Albany, NY
1991   Massena Library, Canton Library, & Gouverneur  Library Arts in the Park
  Star Lake Jam, SUNY Potsdam               
1977-91 at various art centers and coffeehouses in Northern NY, Florida, &Washington State; weddings, private parties
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