• Hi!  You have reached the web-page about Deana Larsen
    about me
    I have been teaching in the Caldwell Public School since 1990.  I received my Bachelor of Music degree from William Paterson University (then College).  I have extensively performed as a vocalist in area churches and in choirs.  As a member of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra Chorus, I have performed in many different venues including NJPAC, the State Theater in New Brunswick, and at the Trenton War Memorial.  In that capacity, I have  “backed up” notables including Melba Moore, Christopher Cross, and Peebo Bryson.  I sang in the world premier of Hannibal’s, “God, Mississippi, and a Man Called Evers” and his critically acclaimed, “African Portraits”.  I have had the privilege of singing at The Mann Center in Philadelphia for the Inaugural Marion Anderson Award Program.  (Harry Belafonte was given the award that year.)  In addition to singing in the chorus, I was fortunate to "back-up" Harry Connick, Jr. at that awards ceremony.  I also sang as a chorus member in a New York Pops Concert in Carnegie Hall under the direction of Skitch Henderson.  I enjoy teaching general music to students at Washington and Lincoln elementary schools.  I am also happy to be the director for the Grover Cleveland Middle School choral ensembles.
    Other fun facts:
    I played the flute from 5th -12th grade.  While I learned many instruments in college the flute still remains one of my favorites.
    Favorite Food:  Italian (although I really can't think of a type of food that I don't like...)
    Favorite Color:  Blue
    Favorite Teams:  NY Giants, NJ Jets (in that order...)
    Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:  Chocolate Chip Mint (a close second is Ben and Jerry's Chunky Monkey!)
    I have two children; one son and one daughter.  We also have two goldfish and two guinea pigs (Oreo and Rocky).