Greetings and Salutations

My name is Chris O’Leary and I am a 7th grade teacher at Bordertown Regional Middle School.  I’ve been teaching here for 30 years, and while I have contemplated retiring, I’m not quite ready.  I still love what I do, so why not continue right?  After attending Trenton State College I’ve always felt a strong […]

TCNJ Workshop

I feel so lucky to be able to attend this workshop. and to learn all about this project.  I am an English teacher at Montgomery High School and a twice graduate of TCNJ.

TCNJ Workshop Introduction

Hello, my name is Kristian Rivera.  I teach 8th grade language arts at Bordentown Regional Middle School.  I have had a passion for music ever since I can remember.  I am always looking for opportunities to learn more about music and bring these ideas into the classroom.

Four Cast Jazz

Hello All!  My Name is Blair Olson and I am currently the band and orchestra director of Ewing High School in Ewing, NJ.  Here is a clip of a jazz quartet I play with called Four Cast.  The other musicians in this clip feature Brian Stahl on Tenor Sax, Adam Kurand on piano, Kevin Stahl […]

Richie Cole on growing up in a the Jazz mecca that was Trenton

Saxophonist Richie Cole talks to Trenton Makes Music student and fellow musician Tom Littwin and classmate Keith Glidewell about how his upbringing in the Trenton area influenced his jazz career. He talks about the Harlem Club and Hubby’s Inn – the segregated clubs that his father owned, the quality of local music education, and some […]