Leon W. Couch III
Leon W. Couch III has been recognized for his quality teaching since 1993. While at Texas A&M University, the university named Dr. Couch their 2005–2006 Montague Teaching Excellence Scholar for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (230+ faculty). There, he designed, coordinated, and taught their music-theory curriculum. For many years, Dr. Couch has supervised student research projects and presented pedagogy papers at international, national, and regional conferences. Dr. Couch earned two doctoral degrees from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music: the D.M.A. in Organ Performance and the Ph.D. in Music Theory. His undergraduate degrees in physics, mathematics, and music are from the University of Florida. He currently serves on the faculty at Birmingham-Southern College.
Thank you for being such a WONDERFUL professor! I really admire how you are so patient and helpful yet are firm and have really high standards. I also love your enthusiasm. I feel like you really care about the growth of all of your students." -- Anonymous thank-you note from a student
I don't think I will ever be able to express how thankful I am for your class and you personally. Because of your class and your patience & diligence I have gained skills I never dreamed I would possess.... Through your class I have gained the confidence to perform to my fullest potential...." -- Note from student
I appreciate everything that you have done to help me become a better musician. I have learned so much in your class [with all your] time and patience." -- Note from a student.
You are a great teacher. Musicianship can be such an intimidating class, but you somehow help us to make it through. I have enjoyed being in your class and truly feel like I am a better musician for it. Thank you for pushing us, we wouldn't have made it this far without you. You were always so encouraging. I know that I have definitely improved throughout the year, thanks to you. -- Note from student.
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