Richard Grennor, Ed.D. has been teaching instrumental music in New Jersey to students of all ages and grade levels for 16 years. He holds a B.A. degree in Music Education from Kean University, and a M.A. in Educational Leadership from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Richard earned his Ed.D. degree from Nova Southeastern Universities -National Program for Educational Leaders.
Dr. Grennor has a record of accomplishment in education and the ability to get the very best out of his pupils. Performance ensembles under his direction have consistently received first place trophies, superior or excellent ratings at the Festivals of Music Competitions. His students have been recognized for their improvised solos in the following categories: best drum set soloists, best saxophone soloists, best piano soloist, best bass soloist and best flute soloist. Dr. Grennor has conducted the Central Jersey Music Educators Association Elementary Honors band and is a well sought after private saxophone instructor and professional musician.
Dr. Grennor has presented professional development workshops for the New Jersey Music Educators Association Summer Conference IX and research for the 55th Annual National Association for Music Education Biennial In-Service Conference. He is a certified by the National Judges Association as an Individual Music Analysis Judge and regularly adjudicates high school music competitions. Dr. Grennor served as the woodwind specialist judge for the 2017 Tournament of Bands Atlantic Coast Championships held at Hershey Park Stadium, PA.
Other areas of interest include: woodwind methods, concert band and jazz pedagogy, curriculum, instruction and program development, assessment and evaluation, technology literacy, leading in a learning organization and instructional leadership.