Title: Music Educator
Company: Private Practice
Location: Chillicothe, Ohio, United States
Muriel Weaver, MEd, BA, Music Educator at Private Practice, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in music education.
During her youth, Ms. Weaver’s mother was a pianist and her aunt was a music teacher in the schools. Between their influences and that of a marvelous music teacher who worked at the school with her from second grade through 12th-grade, she knew she would pursue a career in music education. She student taught and taught with the aforementioned teach for years before moving to Chillicothe. Ms. Weaver had seen how hard he worked and was inspired by his resilience. In college, she received free lessons through an audition with a professor there and by her second year in college, her professor talked her into going into music. Before embarking on her career, Ms. Weaver earned a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Miami University in 1965 and a Master of Education from St. Joseph’s University in 1986.
While raising her family, Ms. Weaver played in the symphony and taught privately, as she spent 11 years away from full-time teaching. Then she went back to teaching and taught general music, which she loved. She was asked to teach at the high school as a replacement for a teacher retiring, and she began teaching in 1965 with the Trotwood-Madison Public School as a music teacher, remaining until 1973. She then became a music teacher for Worthington Public School in 1975, staying for one year. In 1983, she joined Chillicothe Public School, where she remained until she retired in 2014. During that time, she was also a private practice music teacher in Dayton and Chillicothe and she continues to teach privately to this day. As a testament to her success, Ms. Weaver was named Trail Blazing Women by OUC in 2017 and named Best Women’s Tennis Player in 1980. Additionally, she was the recipient of the Jean Martin Award from the ERA Real Estate in 2012, the Hero of Education in 2011, the Music Educators and Advocate Award from the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in 2000 and the Gordon Sutherland Award from Miami University in 1965. To attest to her legacy, she has also been listed in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in America Education, Who’s Who in the Midwest and Who’s Who of American Women.
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