Martin has been an educator in New York City since 2006. He has taught well over ten thousand children; from pre kindergarten to doctoral students. Martin’s first days in the classroom were in 2006, as a bucket drumming teaching artist through the Manhattan School of music (MSM). Shortly after graduating with his MA from MSM, he began teaching residencies for Urban Arts Partnership, Lincoln Center Institute, Marquis Studios, Bash The Trash, and Carnegie Hall. Martin’s teaching and curriculum design programs are as original, inventive and diverse as the students he has taught! Having taught courses from drumming bucket brigades, to rockband & songwriting, to musical theater, to beatmaking, as well as courses based on social justice and activism, as well as courses on restorative justice, critical consciousness and youth participatory action research.
After a nine year stint as a teaching artist, Martin was a founding teacher and curriculum developer at a dual language elementary school in Washington Heights.
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