Diane Engle

Adjunct Instructor of Music
Office: Simmons Music Building, Room 125
Phone: (409) 880-8072
Email: gengle@lamar.edu

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

Diane taught at the Kodály program, Chenaniah Summer Music Institute of New St. Andrews College, Moscow, Idaho this past July 2020.  She has also taught at Lamar University’s Kodály Institute and 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 published a piano book for beginners, PLAY AND PLAY, along with the teacher edition which exclusively uses game songs in the small group setting. She recently completed the book,  A Resource Guide to PLAY AND PLAY, due for publication in October 2020.

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.