Music and Theater Teacher
Based in the Hudson Valley, Megan Lui is a Berklee College of Music graduate with a focus in songwriting and composing. She has worked in children’s programs over the past 8 years running songwriting clinics, private lessons, and theater camps in California, Boston, upstate New York, and Long Island. Megan helped us write and perform 3 episodes of the Life of the Buddha play and continues to bring laughter and song to the woods of Middle Way.
Originally from Sacramento, CA, I studied Music in Boston at Berklee College of Music, and lived in Brooklyn, NY before moving to the Hudson Valley, NY in 2014. For the past 8 years, I have worked with children aged 3 – 16 as a music teacher, songwriting instructor, theater director, private voice & guitar instructor, and youth arts program creator. At Berklee College of Music, I studied vocal performance, songwriting and business. I am a member of SAG-AFTRA for my work as a voice actor and musical composer on national and world wide commercials, Indie films, and as a session vocalist for grammy nominated artists. My past programming and non profit affiliations include: Center For Creative Education (Kingston, NY), IN KIND PROJECT (Orient, NY), Phoenicia Creative Kids and Clove Community Arts (Mt Tremper NY), and Woodland Playhouse Summer Theater Camps.
At the heart of all my work, I encourage students to use the creation of art in any capacity as an outlet for their feelings, thoughts, and to test the boundaries students place on themselves in what they think they can accomplish or create. It is heavily based in collaboration, community building, and hopes to inspire the next generation of creators by revealing the possibilities they hold within themselves.