Biography

Who I am

Hi! I am Cindy McKain, CEO and founder of Musication. I am passionate about music-ever since I was that little kindergartner begging for a piano. Music has always brought joy to my life because it is so up lifting. The melodies and rhythms not only energize, but express every emotion you can experience. The joy of music draws people together, whether singing around a piano or enjoying a favorite band at a concert. A treasured memory of mine while a student in elementary school was listening to exciting stories about musical composers and their cherished masterpieces from a recording piped into my classroom. To share this same excitement with others would become my life’s work.

As a music educator equipped with a Bachelor’s degree in music education and a Master’s degree in curriculum and instruction, I set out to share my love and enthusiasm for music with the next generation. For the past 25 years I taught general music and chorus to public elementary school students. I am a 2-time Teacher-of-the-Year award winner and recipient of the certificate for Outstanding Performance in the Classroom from the South Carolina Education Association.

Your child’s music education is most important to me.  I desire to share with your family this same joy and excitement that I shared with my own children and students over the past 25 years. Discover the difference that the adventure of Musication can bring to your child’s life!

Credentials

Education & Certifications

Lesley University, Cambridge, Mass., Beaufort, SC.  2009-2011

  • Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction

College of Charleston and USC-Beaufort, Beaufort, SC 1978, 1994

  • Earned 18 hours towards Master of Education

Converse College, Spartanburg, SC.  1973-1977

  • Bachelor of Music Education, Choral

 

Commendations

  • Teacher-of-the-Year, awarded 2014-15 school year and 2005-6 school year
  • Certificate for Excellence for Outstanding Performance in the Classroom presented by the president of The South Carolina Education Association, May 2014
  • Recognition letter from the BCSD (Beaufort County School District) School Board for “continued inspirational invocations”, May 2009    
  • Letters from BCSD (Beaufort County School District) superintendent and the chair of the BCSD Board of Ed. for the standing ovation received for the choral performance Oct. 2006
  • Co-chaired the BCSD elementary recorder performance at Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island, Nov. 2006