Adam Cole, Curriculum Vitae


Georgia State University, Master of Music, Concentration in Music Education        2010

Georgia State University, Bachelor of Music, Summa cum Laude      2006

Oberlin College, Bachelor of Arts      1991



Composition,   Nikitos Demos, Curtis Bryant, Dennis Eberhard

Conducting,  Alan Raines, Robert Ponto, Daniel Moe

Classical Piano,  Geoffrey Haydon, Ivan Waldbauer, John Chagy

Jazz Piano,  Danny Harper, Geoffrey Haydon, Ted Howe, Neal Creque

Cello,  Martha Gershefski



Clear Renewable Certificate, Music P-12, 

Endorsements:  Instructional Coaching01/2006-present

Dale Carnegie Training     2002

Guild Certification, Feldenkrais Method     2001-present

Four year, eight-session training (800 hours) to gain Certification




Attendee - Cognitively Based Compassion Training     2016

Clinician - Elementary Choral Festival, Atlanta Public Schools                             2015

Clinician -  Dalcroze and the Feldenkrais Method – working with Special

Needs populations (autism, disability, veterans) – co-presented 

With David Frego (Dalcroze) – Longy Dalcroze Summer Institute     2013

Clinician -  The Feldenkrais Method – Summerflute, Andover Educators

 – Columbus, GA                                                                                                 2012

 Consultant – The Feldenkrais Method Alan Fraser Piano

 Workshop – Northampton, MA                                                                         2011            

 Attendee - Future Horizons - Autism and Asperger’s 

Syndrome Conference                                                                            2010                       



Graduate Assistantship, 2009, Georgia State University

   “Excellence in Teaching” Award, 2007, Georgia State University

Graduate Scholarship awarded on the basis of merit in professional practice

Recommended Reading List: “Valerie Jackson Between The Lines, 2007”for Hofstadter’s Grandchildren

 Best Of Websites, for

 Vernon B. Kellet Award in the Humanities, 1987, The Lovett School





Project Manager, Department of Education                               2017-2018

Facilitated committee meetings, served as a content expert for music in state revision process for music GPS.  Edited documents for content and vertical alignment between grade levels. Met with teachers to reach consensus, set up meeting rooms, met with State Fine Arts Manager, planned project details and wrote content.

Co-Director, Grant Park Academy of the Arts   2014-Present

Head of private studio with multiple teachers instructing children and adults in piano, voice, composition and other studies.  

Two recitals yearly.

Webmaster - Greater Altanta Choral Exchange                 2014-present     2011-Present

Designed and managed county-wide website to serve Greater Atlanta Chorus and General music teachers

Fine Arts Support Team                 2014-Present

Appointed by Fine Arts Coordinator to serve on team both as an advisor to Elementary Music Specialists in APS, and a liason between elementary and middle-school choral instructors.

Superintendent Advisory Council         2013-2014          

Nominated by principal to represent Haynes Bridge Middle 

School in three County Wide discussion groups incorporating

teachers from all subjects asked to assess Superintendent

Avossa’s initiatives for the future of Fulton County.

Scheduling Committee, Haynes Bridge Middle School             2013-2014

Worked to develop the Master Schedule for the 2014-2015 year.

Georgia Department of Education, Student Learning Objectives                            2013

Nominated by principal to represent Haynes Bridge Middle School in statewide seminar discussing the development of Student Learning Objectives for Fulton County

Chair of Connections Department, Leadership Committee                      2011 - 2014

Represented all Arts and PE teachers on a committee consisting of Grade Level Chairs and Administrators

Facilitated disbursal of information from Leadership meetings to Arts and PE teachers.

Chair, Middle School General Music, Fulton County Schools   2010 - 2013

Appointed position, offering advisement and mentorship to Fulton County music teachers.

Designed comprehensive lesson plans for General Music classes 6-8 to be made available to all teachers in the county

Reading and Writing Committee, Haynes Bridge Middle School              2012- 2013

Served on team to increase reading and writing scores across grade levels

Music Teacher, Hebrew For Home School   2010 - Present

Taught traditional and modern music to approximately 12 students on

 a monthly basis

Webmaster, Fulton County Choral Exchange     2011-Present

Designed and managed county-wide website to serve Fulton County Chorus and General music teachers

Curriculum Committee, Fulton County Music Department              2010

Worked as part of a team to align Fulton County music curriculum with Georiga Music Standards

Created example lesson plans for Fulton County to suggest implementation of state standards

Education Committee – Congregation Shearith Israel                                 2009 –2010

Supported the activities of Congregation Shearith Israel’s Hebrew School program in conjunction with the Synagogue Board of Directors.

Publisher/ Webmaster –    2001-2011

Maintain informative educational site on The Feldenkrais Method®

Publish monthly subscriber-based webzine: Possibilities (2001-Present)

Wrote monthly articles on topics related to The Feldenkrais Method



Music Specialist, First Presbyterian Preschool of Atlanta2017- Present


Camp Counselor, Camp Best Friends, 

First Presbyterian Preschool of Atlanta2017


Piano Faculty, School of the Fine Arts2017-Present


Piano Faculty, Lovett Conservatory of Music2014-Present



Choral and General Music Director, Hope Hill Elementary School        2014 - 2017

Teach Chorus and General Music PK through Grade 5

Serve as Cultural Exchange Coordinator

Serve as EIP coach to teach reading and math skills.

Male Student Mentor Committee

Data Committee


Choral Director, Haynes Bridge Middle School 2010 – 2014

Serve as Connections Department Chair, representing all Connections teachers on Leadership Committee

Teach chorus and general music  to grades 6-8

Responsible for 3 Chorus Classes and 3 General Music classes daily, with a maximum of 40 students per class.

Put on 3 concerts a year at school

Participated in Cluster Concert

Took students to LGPE

Provided opportunities for students to sing in their community

Participated in All-State Chorus

Participated in Regional and Statewide Honor Chorus with my students

Served as a Mentor for at-risk students

Design and maintain website for Choral and General Music program


Music Specialist, Mountain Park Elementary         2006-2010  

Finalist, Teacher of the Year, 2009 (appx. 70 teachers on staff)

Co-taught chorus and general music PK through 5th grade

Put on 2 choral concerts and 3 grade-level PTA concerts a year

Worked on the Autism Team to heighten awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders in the school community.  Attended conferences in order to report back to the school 


Music Instructor, Grant Park Cooperative Preschool          summer 2005 and 2006

Taught 3 daily music classes 5 days a week, 5 two-week

 sessions, to 1-4 year olds

Designed a Reggio-Emilia curriculum to align with Grant Park Cooperative Preschool’s teaching philosophy

Generated a public presentation detailing the use of Reggio-Emilia methods in the music classroom




Jacobson Violin Studio (Suzuki Method)    2014-present

Educational Consultant    2013-present

Clients include Woodruff Arts Center ASO Education

Freelance Editor                                                                                              2012-Present

Developmental Editor for The Road That Leads to Awesome by Beau Groover and Michael McIntyre.

Developmental Editor for B2T Training Video Series

Developmental Editor for “Dummies” series: Converted

chapters of “Business Analysis For Dummies” into

 “Dummy” format

Developmental and copy-editor for The Five Coaches Along

The Extra Mile by Kupe Kupersmith

Editorial Staff, The Feldenkrais Journal                                                   2011-Present

Review submissions to The Feldenkrais Journal and make recom-

mendations regarding suitability for publication

Edit articles to be used in magazine

Fulton County Middle and High School Second Annual Summer Summit –

Atlanta, GA      2013

Attended seminars on Balanced Approach to Assessment, Higher Level

        Questions, Using Data to Differentiate, Student Centered Classroom,

          Teacher Leadership

Georgia Department of Education, Student Learning Objectives                            2013

Nominated by principal.  Four day seminar.  Worked in teams to design assessment items for the Georgia Department of Education (TKES).

Staff Organist, Leland United Methodist Church    2004-6

Accompanied church-choir on organ for weekly Sunday service, special events, and rehearsals.

Leader, Adam Cole Trio          1992-2004

Managed a jazz ensemble of three to seven players

Featured on and Local Access Television

Played at major club venues around Georgia

Advertised and maintained client-relationships with private individuals, caterers and hospitality managers. 

Editor, Que Publishing                                         2002

Edited manuscripts and review proposals for music software and industry publications.

Company Pianist, Atlanta Ballet, Ballet Tennessee, Capitol City Ballet         1992-1997   

Accompanied classes for Atlanta Ballet and Atlanta Ballet Center for Dance Education

Collaborated with Jacques D’Amboise, Robert Barnett, John McFall, Tom Pazik, Geoffry Graham Hughes, Jon Rodriguez, Denise Jefferson, Andre Tyson, Ron Jones, Anna and Barry VanCura, Diana Turner, Chris Cangelosi, Mel Tomlinson, Kathy Macbeth




Business Management Daily - “Parent Power: How Raising Children

Can Make You A Better Manager” - Beth Braccio Herring  2018 - “The Marketing Campaigns That Never Should Have

                        Worked, But Did” - Nathaniel Fried  2018


VIP Kid - “What Can I Do With A Teaching Degree? - Answered By 10

Career Experts” - Emmanuel Fontaine-Ogwag  2018


Reader’s Digest - “Nineteen Inspiring Quotes From Teachers Around

The World” - Morgan Cutolo  2018


Worthington Direct - “How Does A Classroom Design Affect A Child’s

Ability to Learn?” - Crimson Allen  2018


Thrive Global - “Seventy-Five Prominent Influencers Share Their

Top Advice”- Yitzi Weiner  2018


“Reader’s Digest” - Eleven Stories That Prove the Life Changing

Impact of Take-Your-Daughter-to-Work Day” - Gina Ryder  2018 - “Books You Ought To Read Before You Become a 

Great Writer” - Nathaniel Fried   2018


Short Video Feature:  “Teaching the Blues to Beginners, 3”  2017


Short Video Feature:  “Teaching the Blues to Beginners, 2”   2017


Short Video Feature:  “How to Teach the Blues to Anyone” dir. B. Henderson  2016


“The Beatles Would Have Dug Me” Music video, directed by Sam Cole   2016


“What I Do,” Short film, co-created by Adam Cole and Brandon Henderson   2015


Music Producer, Pianist, and Arranger:  Goodman’s Salute 

(short film by Dewayne Bontrager       2013


Short Video Feature:  Solfege Town In The Classroom with Adam Cole        2013


Short Video Feature:  Five Books in Three Years by Milford Thomas     2012


Documentary:  10 Songs in 30 Days, by William Rossoto  2010



Kol Korei – The Voice of Congregation Shearith Israel             2010

  Member profile – interview and biography             2009

Adam Cole Trio interviewed for Monterey Jazz Festival on the “rules of jazz.”


Atlanta Jazz and Blues – Tom Carpenter, Producer 2006    

Adam Cole Trio featured in a 6-song set.  Aired numerous times.


Booknet: Interview with Adam Cole, Author of “The Myth of Magic” 2001


Booknet: Review - “The Myth of Magic” - Leslie Meade 2001


WGKA AM 1190 (now AM 1690)     2001 

Interview with Steven Lebow on Adam Cole’s book Ballet Music For the Dance Accompanist


Home At Last – Patty Gironda, Host             2001

Interview on Ballet Music for the Dance Accompanist         







“Accurate Assessments in Music Instruction”  Woodruff Arts Center, APS Professional Development   2016


“How Arts Teachers Improve Reading and Math”  Presentation to Georgia House of Representatives, Education Committee, First Education Listening Session       2016


“Effective Communication With Parents”  Hope Hill Elementary School      2015


“Solfege Town:  A New Way to Teach Music Reading to Elementary School Students”  Fulton County Music Meeting      2010


“Does Music Make You Smarter?”  Neighborhood Charter School    2009


“How To Share Related Arts Without Becoming a Related Artist” 

 Neighborhood Charter School    2008


“Advocating for Music In Our Schools:  A How-To Guide” – Fulton 

County Elementary Music Educators Meeting      2008


 “Why Do We Need A Curriculum For the Related Arts?”  Neighborhood 

Charter School    2007


“Mapping the Self to Improve the Lip, Brass Clinic,”  Emory University    2006 


“Better Use of the Whole Self in Brass Instrument Playing,” Georgia 

State University      2004


“Jazz 101:  Rules of Jazz”  Online Interview,    2004


 “Bowing and Posture, Continuing Improvement for String Players,”

Georgia State University      2003







“We Are Very Thankful”  First Presbyterian Preschool Chorus 2017


“Starting Over”  Hope Hill Elementary Chorus 2017


“Miwaukee Central Library”  Doors Open Milwaukee

(This composition is archived in the catalogue and Rare Books 

section of the Milwaukee Central Library) 2016


“The Stray” Sounds of Silent Film Festival, Chicago, IL 2016


“What Do I Get On Hannukah?”  Hope Hill Elementary Chorus 2015


“Milwaukee Federal Courthouse”    Doors Open Milwaukee 2015


“Where You Are”  Hope Hill Elementary Chorus             2015


“The Count’s Mabel”  Sounds of Silent Film Festival,Chicago, IL   2014


“I’ll Tell Me Ma,” (Arr. Adam Cole)  Haynes Bridge Middle School Chorus 2013


“Blues at the Hop”  Haynes Bridge Middle School Chorus  2013


“Chik’n Tango” From “Keepin’ It Real” CD 2011


“We WishYou A Merry Chirstmas,” Haynes Bridge

Middle School Chorus    2010


“Allegra,” Haynes Bridge Middle School Orchestra   2010


“The Star,” Haynes Bridge Middle School Chorus   2010


“Thank You,” Mountain Park Elementary School Chorus   2009


“Poor Sally,”  Alpharetta High School Chorus                 2007


“Blues Without Reason,”  Georgia State Improvisation Ensemble   2006


“Somhat,”  Duo piano performance:  Cole/ G. Haydon   2006


“All Is Restful, Gaining Strength”  Impromptu Chorus              2001



Appearances as Clinician and Accompanist


Atlanta Public Schools - Elementary Choral Festival

          Clinician, conductor, and accompanist for separate sections2016


Jacobson Violin Studio    2014-Present


Front Porch Session Players - various festivals and venues

          Songwriter, pianist, accordion, vocalist    2013-Present


Summerflute 2012 -     2012

Faculty Feldenkrais Practitioner


Innaugural Concert – Congregation Shearith Israel   2012

           Featured pianist and accompanist 


Alan Fraser Piano Workshop, Commencement Recital                                    2011

Featured pianist


Keepin’ It Real,CD, Chikin’ Feed, Voice talent (“La Vaca”),                                  2011

contributing musician and composer


Grant Park Summer Shade Festival 

          Keyboards, vocal, accordion

 Wipes / Patience Grasshopper (band)    2009-2013

Front Porch Session Players (band)2013-present  


Landscape / Fear and Love, Louise Runyon, Several Dancers Core 

featured pianist in performance including modern dance, 

music and poetry    2007


Let’s Get Nice, CD, Georgia State University Jazz Ensemble,

Pianist   2006


Nicholas Payton and the Georgia State University Jazz

Ensemble, Pianist            2006


Roy Ayers, Performed with Wali Mostly Live Band, opening for Ayers Band,

Lithonia Ampitheater   2004


Marian McPartland Masterclass at Spivey Hall

Performed duet with Ms. McPartland   1994


Professional Theater


Roswell Theater In the Square, 1940’s Radio Hour 2002

Pianist and conductor, character “Zoot”


Savoyards Light Opera Company1992-6

Chorus and speaking roles in My Fair Lady, Camelot, Ruddigore, Trial By Jury, The Mikado, Gondoliers,The Pirates of Penzance 


Capitol City Opera 1993

Accompanist, Hansel and Gretel








Code Name Games - 36 Symbol Recognition Games

for Elementary Music - Royal Fireworks Press   2017


Lessons in Middle School General Music - Royal Fireworks Press   2017


Adopt a Composer - Teaching Research Skills through

Elementary Music History - Royal Fireworks Press  2017


Blues Improvisation for Beginners…And Piano Teachers

    Royal Fireworks Press  2016


First Lessons in Reading and Playing -

The Only Piano Primer You’ll Ever Need - Royal Fireworks Press  2016


Authentic Ways of Teaching Jazz - Royal Fireworks Press  2015


Improving Postural Alignment in Middle School Chorus - 

    Royal Fireworks Press  2015  


Solfege Town, a New Approach to Solfege ,Royal Fireworks Press  2010


Ballet Music for the Dance Accompanist, Nuncici Press, piano

    pedagogy, with original music by the author                                      1999

 Listed as “Recommended Resource”, Clavier Magazine, November 1999.  Also included in Year-End Roundup of Recommended Teaching Materials.



Motherless Child (published serially, 2017-2018)  2017

The Girl With the Bow (published serially, 2016-2017)   2016

Seven Ways the World Can End  2014

A Note Before Dying, Booklocker  2013

Hofstadter’s Grandchildren, Nuncici Press  2007

“Recommended Reading” – Valerie Jackson, Between the Lines, 2007

Myth of Magic, Nuncici Press    2006



Words, Poetic Settings of Felix Mendelssohn’s Songs Without Words          2013

Distant Hofstadters, A Companion Book to Hofstadter’s Grandchildren        2007 

Short Fiction


“X”, Left Bank Magazine2016

“The Ram,” Tifton Review, Volume 4, Issue 2             2008

“Post of Ice,” The Predicate, Issue No. 1,                         2008

“At A Distance,” Genre Magazine,              2001





Cross Training for Musicians, Ed. David Vining


Notes of Hope  Ed. David Vining, and





Erfahrungen (Sitting)”  Feldenkrais zeit, Vol 17           2017

Book Review: Several Short Sentences About Writing

Verlynn Klinkenborg”  The Feldenkrais Journal, No. 27           2016

“Wenn es leicht wird, gehe weiter”  Feldenkrais zeit, Vol 162016

Blog” for Adam Cole School of Music      2012 to Present

“Social Stories, the Feldenkrais Method and the Unanswered Question”     2012

The Feldenkrais Journal, No. 24

Blog” for Atlanta Choral Music Exchange      2010 to Present

“Possibilities”, 111 issues,                                  2002 to Present

“My Eyes Uncover My Hands, A Pianist’s Journey”

  The Feldenkrais Journal, No. 17                                                         2004

“The Creativity and Improvisation to Accompany Ballet Classes”

Clavier Magazine                                                                                  2000

Program Notes, “The Force of Music”, Israel Philharmonic 

         with Amit Peled                                                                                    2005

“Mathematics and Feldenkrais: Discovering the Relationship,”

The Feldenkrais Journal, No. 14                                                          2002

“How To Improve In Any Sport,” Natural Awakenings                                   2002

  “The Feldenkrais Method:  Offering an alternative path to

health and self-sufficiency,”  Enable Magazine                                    1996

“Giving T’ai Chi a Place In The Park To Play,” T’ai Chi,

Vol. 21, No. 2




Demo In Striation (song collection) 2016

Demoo (song collection)   2012

The Best of [Both] Worlds (10 songs) 2010

This album was written as part of the RPM Challenge to create and record a complete 10 song album in the month of February

A mini-documentary about the process of this album’s creation can be viewed at

Themes Off A Variation for Orchestra2009

A copy of this work is kept in the Schumann Haus in Zwickau, Germany

 The End of the Beginning (12 songs)                                                           2001

 Demo N (17 songs)  2008

Demo Listen (12 songs) 2006

Balancing on the Continental Divide (8 songs) 1999

Gaining Time (16 songs)  1996

Doorway to Nowhere  (10 songs) 1994

What Was Once Close Enough (29 songs) 1991

Numerous chamber, piano, instrumental and vocal works,           1991 - Present

Includes Brass Quintet, Woodwind Quintet, String Quartet, 4 song cycles




Member, SEACS: Southeast Atlanta Coalition for Schools            2011

Related Arts Committee: Neighborhood Charter School              2008-2012



ACM:  Access Contemporary Music       2013 - present

MENC:  The National Association for Music Education, member       09/2006-present

PAGE:  The Professional Association of Georgia Educators         8/2003-present

FGNA:  The Feldenkrais Guild of North America, member      03/2000 –present

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