WeeJam is a combination of all of Heather's passions and skills: "teaching and reaching" children, especially those with special needs; composing and arranging; developing and delivering multidisciplinary content; and social outreach.
Heather has always been drawn to music, teaching, research, and volunteerism. She was educated at Memorial University of Newfoundland (BMus in Music Theory and Composition), Bowling Green State University (MM studies in Music Theory) and McGill University (PhD in Music Theory), and taught at Bowling Green State and McGill. Heather additionally enjoys teaching at all educational levels, including pre-school, elementary, and high school. As a performer and researcher, she has performed as a professional horn player and singer, and her research has been presented at national and international conferences of the Society of Music Theory, the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, and the European Music Analysis Conference/Jarheskongress der Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie.
In addition to teaching at her home location at WeeJam, Heather has taught music at: