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Capitol Theatre Sends Teachers To Rock Hall Of Fame

David Grazioli, a math teacher at Rye Neck High School in Mamaroneck, is one of the winners of a scholarship to attend the Summer Teacher Institute at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
David Grazioli, a math teacher at Rye Neck High School in Mamaroneck, is one of the winners of a scholarship to attend the Summer Teacher Institute at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Photo Credit: Courtesy of HeadCount
Richard Kauffman, an English literature teacher at Riverside High School in Yonkers, won a scholarship to the Summer Teacher Institute through HeadCount and the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester.
Richard Kauffman, an English literature teacher at Riverside High School in Yonkers, won a scholarship to the Summer Teacher Institute through HeadCount and the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester. Photo Credit: Courtesy of HeadCount
Martin Billig, a teacher of American history, sociology and philosophy at New Rochelle High School, will attend the Summer Teacher Institute at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland next week.
Martin Billig, a teacher of American history, sociology and philosophy at New Rochelle High School, will attend the Summer Teacher Institute at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland next week. Photo Credit: Courtesy of HeadCount

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. -- Teachers from Rye Neck High School, New Rochelle High School and Yonkers' Riverside High School will head to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next week courtesy of the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester and HeadCount .

The three teachers will attend the week-long Summer Teacher Institute at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. The institute is designed to help educators connect their curriculum with popular music

David Grazioli is a mathematics teacher at Rye Neck High School in Mamaroneck who often compares music to mathematical concepts. He has used the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's logo to teach geometry concepts. In his application to the program, he wrote, "We are constantly told to create lessons that cater to the different learning styles and ‘intelligences’ of our students. Music is one of those ‘intelligences’ that is under-utilized in most of our classrooms, and I would like to learn how to effectively incorporate it into my mathematics classroom.”

Martin Billig is a resident of White Plains and teaches American history, sociology and philosophy at New Rochelle High School. Every day he plays three or four Songs of the Day, with each song related to a theme of that day's lesson. He also plays guitar.

Richard Kauffman is a resident of Mahopac, N.Y. and teaches English literature at Riverside High School in Yonkers. He incorporates music and lyrics into his lesson whenever he can. He is also a trained musician and has played in various rock bands over the past 30 years.

The teachers were chosen from more than two dozen applicants for scholarships that include tuition, lodging and travel. The scholarships are paid for by the Capitol Theatre's Capitol Community Fund, which the theatre established with the non-profit HeadCount. Funds for the scholarship were raised by auctioning off the Presidential Box seats for concerts.

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