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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor Degree of Music (Crane School of Music) Masters Degree of Master of Arts & Liberal Studies with a focus on Music Education (SUNY Stony Brook) Graduate Certificate in Educational Computing (SUNY Stony Brook) Certified K-12 Music Teacher

Mr. Christopher L. Greer

Mr. Greer has been teaching Elementary Instrumental Music in Baldwin since September 1, 1999.  Mr. Greer started teaching at Lenox Elementary School (where he ran the entire instrumental program), Shubert Elementary School, and Plaza Elementary School.  In 2000, when the District moved all 6th Graders to the BMS, Mr. Greer became the sole Instrumental Music Teacher for both Lenox Elementary School and Milburn Elementary School.  In 2005, Mr. Greer took over as Plaza's full-time Instrumental Music Teacher. 

Under Mr. Greer's direction, Plaza's Instrumental Music program has grown, thrived, and produced award winning ensembles.  Mr. Greer takes tremendous pride in how well Plaza students do as they progress through the Middle School and High School Instrumental Program.

Technology: Mr. Greer is a firm believer in using technology to enhance instruction.  Mr. Greer piloted and continues to utilize the SmartMusic Program, an interactive practice program that provides students with immediate feedback and practice support to enhance in class and at home practice.  Mr. Greer also uses Finale, a music notation program, that allows him to write music, warm-ups, exercises and re-arrange parts for students.

Music Festivals: Starting in the Spring of 2012, Mr. Greer enrolled both the Plaza String Ensemble and Wind Ensemble into the Long Island Music Festival.  In 2012 & 2013, both groups (who were the youngest to participate) received ratings of "Excellent" and trophies.  In 2014, both the Plaza String Ensemble and Wind Ensemble earned the highest rating of "Superior" and trophies!  In the Spring of 2015, due to the loss of 3rd and 4th Grade Instrumental Music in 2013-2014, Mr. Greer was unable to take any groups to the LI Music Festival.  3rd and 4th Grade Instrumental Music was fully restored for the 2014-2015 school-year, which enabled Mr. Greer to register both groups for the Spring 2016 LI Music Festival.  Since 2016, Mr. Greer continues to take the Plaza School 5th Grade Band & 5th Grade Orchestra to the LI Music Festival where they continue to earn top ratings and trophies.