Blair Talcott

Blair Talcott

Why TBMS? I was introduced to Turtle Bay Music School last summer when I joined the Search Committee to hire the Director of the new TBMS Preschool.  After several years as an Admissions Director in the New York Metropolitan area, I understand and appreciate the importance of TBMS’ initiative to open a new early childhood program, and was immediately impressed by the pleasant, dedicated and hard-working staff, both on the Committee and within the organization.  I have joined the TBMS Board to continue my support as an Early Childhood Advisor.
 
Why is music important? I was fortunate to have attended a high school that celebrates the arts.  It was through my experiences as a student, and later, as a theater manager and educator where I developed my appreciation of music education, not just for the purpose of entertainment, but for how music supports language development, social and emotional skills, and problem-solving, particularly in the areas of science and mathematics.  As an educator, I'm a passionate advocate for initiatives that foster the arts and sciences. TBMS’ Preschool program will educate successful future leaders.

What is your background? After several years of rewarding careers as a theater manager and independent school administrator, I have suspended my professions to research and write curriculum, and continue my education.  While I pursue my academic studies, I work as a consultant, and have recently joined the staff of Parents League of New York and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

In addition to my careers in education and the arts, I'm also an amateur photographer, writer, weather enthusiast and Skywarn Spotter for the National Weather Service.  I’ve spent many years observing and documenting nature’s beauty, particularly winter snowstorms (one of my favorite types of weather). As a long-time resident of New York, my favorite winter pastime is capturing the magic of urban snowstorms.