Derek Lord
Closter Specialist, Music

I began working at Palisades in 1996 as the music teacher. I expose the children to the classical early childhood songs such as Old MacDonald Had a Farm and teach them new songs for new times that teach manners, taking turns, and Holiday fun! In the 1980s through the 2000s, I was a touring musician, working with the Monkees, Herman’s Hermits, Paul Revere and Raiders, among others.  I love playing the piano or my guitar with the kids, I even recorded a children’s album with fun upbeat songs for them to enjoy; Palisades is the best school ever!