Caitlin Lucic has taught at MacPhail since 2013. She is a Sing, Play, Learn with MacPhail®, School Partnerships, and MacPhail Music for Life™ instructor. She utilizes The Kodály Method and the Orff-Schulwerk in her teaching to provide joyful, multi-sensory learning experiences for her students.
Caitlin’s instruction integrates music with other disciplines, allowing children to discover the multitude of ways music connects humanity throughout history and across the globe. Caitlin is a frequent children’s music presenter, providing engaging percussion workshops/camps that focus on world music, art, and environmental stewardship.
In addition to her work at MacPhail, Caitlin is a freelance percussionist/marimbist in the Twin Cities area. She has performed with various artists and arts organizations including Celtic Woman, Lorie Line’s Pop Chamber Orchestra, Children’s Theatre Co. (Minneapolis),Youth Performance Company, The Phipps Center for the Arts, Lyric Arts, The Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, and various other organizations in the Twin Cities and Hartford, CT area.
Caitlin holds a M.M. degree in Percussion Performance from The Hartt School of Music and a B.M. degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She completed her levels 1-2 certification in The Kodály Method and her level 1 certification in the Orff-Schulwerk at the University of St. Thomas. She holds a MN teaching license in K-12 Instrumental/Classroom Music Education from the University of MN-Twin Cities, and is trained in The Responsive Classroom, Teach Like a Champion, and the Paideia Method. In 2018, she was awarded the James. E. Ericksen Professional Development Grant in conjunction with MacPhail Center for Music. Caitlin utilized this award to study jazz improvisation, world music, and drum set at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN with Dr. David Hagedorn.
Favorite non-musical hobby: Traveling and outdoor adventures with my husband and our twins!