Maximilian Shire

maxKindergarten Music Teacher, After School
mshire@germanschoolbrooklyn.org

I was born in the United States and raised in Austria. Going to a Steiner School fostered my interest in many fields such as craft, communication and music. After finishing my apprenticeship in carpentry I started studying Medicine and Math in Graz and Vienna before I chose Music and Dance Education at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg. There I finished my Masters in Early Childhood Music Education and focused my final thesis on how to teach a second language with the help of music & movement. I put this into practice teaching English in a preschool in Barcelona for 2 years, using my own language-teaching program.

In New York I’ve worked as a performer, music and German teacher (in preschool, music school and giving private lessons).

I’m classically trained in piano, violin and percussion and love to make music in my free time. I also love being outdoors doing sports such as sailing/surfing, skiing or rock climbing.

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