Alena Holmes, Ph.D.
Instructor and Music Education Consultant
Alena is an associate professor and the Coordinator of Music Education at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She is also a founder of Music Creativity Laboratory where she teaches early childhood music, voice, piano, modern band, composition and songwriting classes. Originally from Belarus, Alena Holmes started her career in her native country where she taught general music, choir, music theory and piano, worked as a musician and singer with popular bands and concert organizations and had numerous appearances on popular Belarusian TV and radio shows. She then worked as a music teacher, singer and musician in China, Bahrain, Italy and the United States. An active teacher, clinician, researcher and musician, Dr. Holmes has given over 60 presentations and published over 20 articles in multiple national and international journals. In addition to her research and teaching, Alena Holmes is a singer and songwriter performing in educational, professional, and community contexts throughout US.