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Loretta Rearick is from Leesburg, Virginia, where she began her knowledge and skills as an accomplished musician. As a young pianist she received several awards in local and state-wide piano competitions. In 1982 she acquired her BA in Christian Education/Music Education at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA. During her term, she served as Minister of Music in several churches in Massachusetts and New York. In 1986 she earned her Masters in Music Education from Long Island University. In 1988, she married Dr. Anderson Rearick III, presently professor at Mt Vernon Nazarene University in Mt Vernon, Ohio, and has two children. Currently, she teaches piano instruction to a wide spectrum of students and is pursuing her DMA from Boston University in Music Education.
For more than 30 years Mrs. Rearick has taught music education through the medium of music history, music theory, hand bells, piano, and choral groups in the public and private sectors of the educational system. While maintaining her state certification in Ohio, she continues to teach part time while completing her terminal degree. Her doctoral studies specializes in the philosophy and application of music education as well as a more specific concentration of the pedagogical methodology of Imaginative Education in piano instruction with individuals diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome.
She has been teaching at Kenyon as an Adjunct piano instructor since 2005.
1982 - B.A Eastern Nazarene College. Christian Education
1986 – M.A. Long Island University, Music Education
2008 – Present – Boston University DMA Student in Music Education