Bill Beaudoin

Middle School music electives, After school music lessons director

Bill Beaudoin began working with Gordon students teaching music in 1981. He loves teaching at Gordon where there is such a strong commitment to the arts. He appreciates that Gordon students are dedicated and engaged learners.

Bill attended Rhode Island College and Berklee College of Music. He plays rock, jazz, and classical music among other genres. He enjoys playing drums, flute, and the bassoon.

He plays regularly with the Fall River Symphony, the Classic Winds Woodwind Quintet, local orchestras, and smaller ensembles, and enjoys performing in a variety of musical styles. He is the director of the Jazz Band for the Gordon's seventh and eighth grades, as well as founder and director of the Percussion Ensemble elective the fifth and sixth grade percussion workshop and the director of the after school music lessons program.

When not teaching music, Bill spends his time advocating for people with disabilities. He is a member of the Rhode Island Developmental Disabilities Council, Chair of the RI FORCE group of family members of people with disabilities, and is on the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Disability Law Center.