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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 a Kodály instructor at Chenaniah Summer Music Institute of New St. Andrews College, Moscow, ID, Lamar University’s Kodály Institute, Beaumont, TX, as well as the Kodály Institute of the University of Houston and the SE Texas Kodály Program in Houston.  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. She has also been an instructor of elementary music education, Lamar University.

Diane opened a piano studio in DeQuincy, Louisiana, which specializes in group piano classes and follows the Kodály sequence of music education. She has published a piano book for beginners, PLAY AND PLAY, which exclusively uses game songs in the small group setting. There are two companion books for teachers, PLAY AND PLAY TEACHER EDITION and PLAY AND PLAY RESOURCE GUIDE, a complete resource of how to set up and operate a profitable piano studio by teaching in small groups.

Diane is a member of OAKE, the national Kodály organization, 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 state conferences.  She is currently serving as organist and handbell choir director at DeQuincy United Methodist Church.

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