The faculty at the Waldorf School of Garden City are models for the kind of people we hope to graduate: bright, relentlessly curious, and cross-culturally fluent. They are committed teachers and scholars - people who want to help you develop personally and intellectually.
We cannot say enough about how profoundly your teachers will affect your life. Because of our size and small classes, you will get to know your teachers as human beings, and in turn, they will get to know you.
Ms. Billingslea has been a pioneer in Special Education through her work with physically and emotionally handicapped children in the Music Outreach Program and the West End Little Symphony. She was also a Teaching Artist and Artist in Residence for the NYS Council for the Arts and Lincoln Center Arts in Education Program, the Westchester Philharmonic and the Queens Symphony, and a violin instructor and chamber music coach at Rutgers University. NYC orchestral credits include the Queens Symphony, LI Philharmonic, NY Virtuosi Ensemble, American Symphony, NY Pops, Bronx Arts Ensemble, Dance Theatre of Harlem and Boys Choir of Harlem Orchestras, and NY Ragtime Orchestra, as well as several Broadway shows including The Producers, Phantom of the Opera, The Man from Oz, Miss Saigon, Dreamgirls, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, Guys and Dolls and Timbuktu. Soloist with the Detroit Symphony in the Young People's Concert Series, Dance Theatre of Harlem Orchestra, Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, Afro-American Symphony, D.C. Chamber Players and the Adelphi Chamber Orchestra. Performs regularly on recordings, television commercials, and movie scores including Malcolm X, Do the Right Thing, Age of Innocence. Performed on violin with popular music and jazz artists such as Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Lena Horne, Barry White, Brittany Spears, Luther Vandross, Abbey Lincoln, Ray Charles, Dionne Warwick, Jay Black, Phyllis Hyman, Sammy Davis Jr., Johnny Mathis, P-Ditty and many more.