Adjunct Lecturer, Music Education
Riki Braunstein earned both a bachelor of arts and a master of arts in music from Brooklyn College. She taught instrumental music on the middle school level in the New York City public school system. After 24 years, she left the classroom to become an assistant principal and retired in 2009. During her tenure as a classroom teacher, Braunstein served as associate conductor of the Brooklyn Borough-wide Orchestra and created several inter-visitation programs to introduce the musical ensemble experience to young school musicians. She was the recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award and the Arts Teacher of the Year Award in District 21. She has taught a variety of music education courses at Brooklyn College since 2005 and has taught education at the College of Staten Island and Touro College.