Music Education

Dr. Lesser has taught in nearly all aspects of music education, including concert band, choir, jazz band, music theory, marching band, and general music in K-12 classroom environments and higher education. Dr. Lesser had previously taught at the Haddon Heights and Lindenwold Public School Districts, and is currently a Senior Adjunct Professor of Music at Rowan College at Burlington County in addition to his primary position as Music Director of Wilbur Watts Intermediate School in Burlington, New Jersey.

Dr. Lesser’s lesson plans are available for purchase at Teachers Pay Teachers.

As the Technology and Composition Chair of the New Jersey Music Educator’s Association, Dr. Lesser supervises the NJ Young Composers Competition and the NJMEA Student Tech Expo, in addition to providing resources and networking to music teachers throughout the state. He has presented seminars and clinics at Rutgers University, Rowan University, The College of New Jersey, the New Jersey Educators Association (NJEA) Convention, the New Jersey Music Educators Association (NJMEA) Convention, and the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME) Bi-annual Convention.

Dr. Lesser’s students have performed in numerous festivals, competitions, and community events, including the Rowan University Wind Ensemble, All South Jersey and Olympic Conference Honors Bands, the NJPAC Center for the NJ Shouts Down Drugs! Songwriting Competition, the Philadelphia Vocal Conservatory, and internationally in the Citta’ della Pieve Opera Festival, Italy. In 2008 and 2017, Dr. Lesser’s ensembles were awarded the Marine Corps “Espirit de Corps” Award for “pride, professionalism, and patriotism”.

To contact Dr. Lesser regarding speaking engagements, please visit the Contact page.