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Hochstein Music FUNdamentals Faculty - Charlotte Giebel

Instrument/Department: Music FUNdamentals

Joined Hochstein faculty in: 1984

Charlotte Giebel grew to love music in a boarding school for missionaries’ children in Nigeria. After studying music education in New York City (Queens College of the City University of New York) and theology in Boston, she pursued further training in the music educational ideas of Kodaly, Orff, Dalcroze, and later, Edwin Gordon. 

Upon moving to Rochester, she began teaching classes for young children at the Hochstein School about the same time as she began to homeschool her children, which she did for 21 years. She has taught vocal and instrumental music in Rochester and the Twin Cities, performed on horn with the Kenwood Chamber Orchestra in Minneapolis, and sung with or directed many choirs including 13 years with the Cathedral Choir School in Rochester.

She has enjoyed travels in France and the Netherlands with her artist husband looking especially for Romanesque churches. In Rochester, her favorites are her family, church, concerts, gardening, and Lake Ontario.