Penny Gardner grew up in Chelsea, Vermont. She earned a double major in Elementary Education and Music Education at a state college in VT in 1979. Penny has decades of teaching experience in public, charter, and home school settings. Penny is mother of six and grandmother to nine. She is a fellow of the Central Utah Writing Project and teaches Nature Journaling to elementary-aged students in a summer writing camp at a major university.
Penny is a member of Salt Lake Recorder Society and Musica Antiqua. She plays recorders, from garklein to bass, and viola da gamba. (See far right in photo.)
See history timeline of the Nine-Note Recorder Books.