Meet the Team
Bob Habersat and Paul Levy are both music teachers at Oak Lawn Community High School in the Chicago suburbs. Bob is a jobbing guitar player and has a degree in music education from Elmhurst College, and Paul is a gigging saxophonist holding degrees from Ohio State, DePaul, and Vandercook College of Music. They created the free education website shedthemusic.com which specializes in remediation and enrichment content for the general music and performance classrooms. With concise videos, clear text explanations and integrations with Noteflgiht and Soundtrap, they have produced new ways to teach music theory, jazz, and music technology using 1:1 technology. Their work has been highlighted in Soundtrap’s EDU blog, Noteflight’s EDU blog, the NAfME professional development portal,and the JEN newsletter to name a few. Bob and Paul have presented their methods at the JEN conference, Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, NAfME’s National Inservice, and IMEC. They also teach continuing education courses on jazz and music technology at Vandercook College of Music. When they are not teaching or playing, Paul spends his time rummaging through record bins and spending time with his wife Megan and their children Rabekah and Max while Bob loves exploring the outdoors with his wife Kristin and their children Lee and Brooke.