Jeanne Newton teaches Woodwind Methods, Integrated Music & History, and Music Theory. Prior to coming to Lipscomb in 2009, she taught instrumental and general music for 19 years. While a majority of her teaching was in award-winning middle school and high school band/string programs, her classroom experience spans grades K-12. She has been privileged to teach and direct in a wide variety of schools and locations (public, private, and Department of Defense) in Tennessee, Kentucky, Colorado, Virginia, and New York. She was named 2009 Teacher of the Year at Lipscomb Academy Middle School and received the 2005 Commander’s Award for Public Service at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. Newton holds the Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education (Clarinet Emphasis) from Tennessee Tech University and the Master of Music degree in Music Education (Instrumental Emphasis) from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, with additional studies at UNC Pembroke and Villanova University. She also holds the Master of Science degree in Psychology from Lipscomb University, in which she researched the effects of music listening on undergraduate study habits and academic outcomes.
Newton is married and proudly served as a military spouse (Army) for 21 years. She and her husband, Mike, have two children.