Northport High School music teacher Frank Doyle was recently presented with the 2016 Music Educator of Note Award for his outstanding achievement in Long Island music education by the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF).

The LIMHoF celebrates individuals who allow young people to explore their talents. The Music Educator of Note Award is presented to those who have gone above and beyond in working with children in public, private or regional programs.

“The Long Island Music Hall of Fame is proud to recognize the distinguished career of music educator Frank Doyle,” said LIMHoF Education Chairman Tom Needham. “He is a remarkable award-winning teacher, performer, writer and lecturer who is loved by his district, colleagues and students.”

Doyle has played a significant role as an educator in the Northport-East Northport School District. He has been teaching for 40 years and currently teaches Music Theory to his high school students. Doyle has been an advisor for the Tri-M National Honor Society, vocal director and music arranger for the 10 High School musicals, served as Jazz Band director and has had students selected for NYSSMA All-State in Composition and Electronic Music Composition every year since 2005.

Doyle is the second faculty member from Northport-East Northport’s music department to be recognized for this honor. Former Director of Music Education Robert W. Krueger received the award in back in 2011.
“I have run into many Northport High School graduates who have shared with me the huge impact Frank has had on them as musicians and as people,” said Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Irene McLaughlin. “We are fortunate to have him working with our students, faculty and staff.”

Story by Syntax, Photo courtesy of the Northport-East Northport School District: Northport High School music teacher Frank Doyle is the newest recipient of the 2016 Music Educator of Note Award from the Long Island Music Hall of Fame.