Full Name
Zachery VanderGraaff
Michigan Kodaly Educators, Bay City Public Schools
Speaker Bio
Zach has been teaching since 2010 and is currently employed as the K-5 music specialist with Bay City Public Schools and the owner of the Dynamic Music Room.

He completed his Master’s and Undergraduate Degrees in Music Education from Central Michigan University. It’s also at CMU where he took Kodaly Level I and II.

Zach then earned his Kodaly Certificate from Indiana University and their Kodaly Summer Program where he took Level III with help from the Organization of American Kodaly Educator’s Jeno Adam Scholarship.

Mr. V (as his students like to call him) is also involved in presenting regularly at state-level conferences, serving as Executive Secretary of the Midwest Kodaly Music Educators Association, helping out as Past- President of the Michigan Kodaly Educators, and contributing to journals such as the Kodaly Envoy, MKMEA Bulletin, and Michigan Music Educators Association Spotlight.

When not teaching, playing, or writing about music, Zach enjoys playing with his 3 crazy boys and his wife, Chelsea (also a music teacher).