Music Educator, Choirmaster, Organist, Arts Advocate
Colette Hebert is a Music Educator, Choirmaster, Organist, Presenter, Composer and Arts Advocate. She has served as a choir director, band director, vocal and piano instructor and drum circle facilitator. She is the Choirmaster and Organist at All Saints Church in Briarcliff Manor, New York. Colette has worked on grants bringing in up to a half million dollars to develop Music Departments. She has led international choir festivals in Austria, Germany, Australia, Hawaii and in New York City. Colette has presented at state and national level conferences on Arts Advocacy including the Fiscal Policy Institute of New York State, WorldStrides, DC MEA, Syracuse University and NAfME. She has also presented in front of Senate members on “Why Music? Why We Need Music Education in Our Schools.” She is a featured journalist and contributes to a number of publications including USA Today, AFT Voices, Making Music magazine, International Musician and Teach and Travel magazine. Colette hosts a podcast called, “Colette’s Music Hour,” where she interviews musicians, music educators and teachers and arts advocates. You can listen to this podcast on Breaker, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, Spotify and Apple Music. Colette has taught English and Music in Tanzania, Turkey, Thailand and Nepal and is also the Founder and President of The DAR Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Tanzania, East Africa that funds music programming and education for orphans. Her first published book, 30 Countries in 30 Years, is all about how she started The DAR Project and is available at Barnes & Noble. Her second published book is Ms. Hebert’s World Songbook, which includes 21 original songs in 21 languages, a music curriculum that covers Kindergarten through 4th grade, 21 lesson plans and Virtual Learning and Diversified Instruction Strategies to use in the General Music setting.
Colette is available for piano and organ performances, Arts Advocacy presentations, grant writing assistance for Arts organizations, and teacher trainings.