Valerie Peters' teaching career includes positions in Massachusetts public school systems, at Bennington College, and at various music camps. She has a degree in Music Education from the University of New Hampshire and Orff-Schulwerk Certification from George Mason University. In the summer of 2016, Valerie will start a Master in Music Degree with Kodály Emphasis at Holy Names University.
Valerie's primary instrument is piano. While she was at UNH, she studied with Arlene Kies. As she started to focus her career on elementary education, Valerie became interested in playing the recorder. Valerie plays on adapted Moeck recorders with keys added by Peter Worrell. She is extremely grateful to the Play Foundation and the American Recorder Society for their assistance in acquiring these instruments.
Valerie is passionate about helping people with limb differences develop adaptive instrument techniques. She has published articles on adaptive instrument study in the American Orff-Schulwerk Association's online publication Reverberations, the piano journal, Clavier Companion, and the American Recorder magazine. Valerie is also a mentor for the Helping Hands Foundation and has been on the Board of Directors since 2008.