Tina Nospal

Assistant Professor

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Tina Nospal is a pianist, educator, and researcher specializing in early childhood and inclusive music education. Originally from North Macedonia, she received her graduate degree in piano performance from Boston Conservatory, and a master’s and a doctoral degree in music education from Boston University.

Dr. Nospal teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in early childhood music education, artistic development, creativity, and keyboard skills, and supervises pre- and in-service music teachers. Her academic research focuses on inclusive and collaborative practices of music teachers within K-12 educational settings.

Prior to her appointment at Berklee, Dr. Nospal was a dean scholar at Boston University, where she held a teaching and research assistantship and served as an assistant editor of the International Journal of Music in Early Childhood published by Intellect (UK). Currently, she serves as an associate editor of the International Journal of Education and the Arts. She is a Kodály-certified music teacher and has taught piano classes and elementary music in Cambridge, Massachusetts for the past 15 years.

In Their Own Words

"In my teaching, I frequently make connections to areas outside the field of music. My goal is to help students gain a broader, wider, and deeper perspective on what it means to be an artist and a human being in today’s world. I encourage my students to reconnect with nature, to be passionate about life, and to realize how amazing it is that anything exists at all! By focusing on and valuing the process of creating art, students will not only know what to do, but more importantly, they will know how to be in the world."