About me, Diane Engle

Diane Engle graduated from McNeese State University, Lake Charles, Louisiana, with both Bachelor and Masters of Music Education.  She also completed her Kodály Certification at McNeese.

Diane has been an instructor at the Southeast Texas Kodály Certification Program and the Kodály Institute of Houston at the University of Houston for four years.  She has taught Pedagogy, Folk Song Analysis, Conducting and Musicianship.
Diane taught 31 years in Louisiana and Texas school districts. She was the assistant director of the Tomball ISD District Children’s Choir and served as chairman of district honor choirs in both Louisiana and Texas.

Diane opened a piano studio in DeQuincy, Louisiana, which specializes in group piano classes and follows the Kodály sequence of music education. She recently published a piano book for beginners, PLAY AND PLAY, along with the teacher edition which exclusively uses game songs in the small group setting.

Diane is a member of OAKE and LAKE, Louisiana Association of Kodály Educators. She presented a session at the OAKE National Conference in March 2018.  Diane has presented Kodály workshops at several school districts and has presented sessions at both Texas and Louisiana music education conferences.  She is currently serving as organist and handbell choir director at DeQuincy United Methodist Church.