Hello! My name is David Dockan, and this is my ePortfolio. On this website you will find pictures, videos, and more artifacts from my music education career. Officially beginning at West Virginia University where I participated in many ensembles, activities and organizations.
While I played trumpet in Marching Band, Wind Symphony and Orchestra, I also participated in many ensembles not performing on my primary instrument such as Mountaineer Chorale, Steel Pan, African Drum and Dance Ensemble, and the Brazilian Ensemble.
During my undergraduate career, I had the opportunity to teach African Drum to 5-10 year old musicians at Kathy's Music in Mt. Lebanon, PA. I also had the opportunity to teach private brass lessons on Horn, Trumpet, and Trombone. Also while pursuing my degree, I worked at Upper St. Clair High School (PA) in the summers as an Assistant to the Band Director.
During my Spring 2016 semester, I student taught at Big Elm Elementary School working with beginning band, choir, and general music under the supervision of Lisa Reese. The second placement during student teaching was at Clay-Battelle Middle/High School where I taught Middle and High School Choir, Combined Middle/High School Band, General Music and Guitar.
I graduated from West Virginia University Manga Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education in May 2016. From 2016 - 2018 I taught elementary music and choir at North Elementary in Prince George County, VA. Starting in 2018, I began a new job as the Choir Director / Music Teacher at JEJ Moore Middle School in Prince George, VA. While teaching I completed my training in Orff Schulwerk at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY (July 2019) and my Masters of Music in Music Education at Kent State University (August 2019).
Recent accomplishments include turning my Master's Thesis equivalent project into a Research Article for The Orff Echo (Summer 2020).