Instructor of MusicLeila Ramagopal Pertl standing in front of a moving subway train looking over her shoulder

Leila Ramagopal Pertl is an Instructor in Music Education and harp at Lawrence University, Deep Listening Instructor for the Center for Deep Listening, and the Music Education Curator of the Mile of Music Festival. She created the innovative music curricula at Next Generation School in Champaign, IL and at Appleton Public Montessori, Appleton, Wi, where music is treated as a core subject; each student taking music class every day and being immersed in drumming, dancing, singing, improvisation, composition, music theory, and Deep Listening.  She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Lawrence University Conservatory of Music in Appleton, Wisconsin, and a Master of Science degree in Music Education from the University of Illinois.  She is an active presenter and has recently given presentations and teacher workshops for the Illinois Association for Health Physical Education and Dance, Appleton Area School District, Nequa Valley School District, the Appleton Education Foundation, WMEA 2012, 2015, 2017, and the International Deep Listening Conference at RPI, 2013.

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