education & teaching

Abram studied music education at UMass Lowell, focusing on electric bass as his primary instrument and receiving a Bachelor of Music Studies in 2005 and a Master of Music Teaching in 2007.  He began his music teaching career in Nashua, NH in 2007. While teaching at Avon Middle-High School from 2008-2013, he founded a Music Technology program, introduced a guitar curriculum, and continued his predecessor’s work with the Modern Band Ensemble and Choir. Abram presented themed concerts each spring featuring music from Motown Records, The Beatles, TV & movie themes, and the 1990’s. Abram also worked as music director for the AMHS Drama Club on productions of Cinderella, Annie, The Wizard of Oz, and You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.

Abram currently teaches Grade K-5 general music, Grade 6-8 music electives (Music Production & Technology and Intro to Guitar), and Modern Band Ensemble with the School District of Philadelphia at G.W. Childs Elementary School. He has partnered with Music Will (formerly Little Kids Rock) and PhillyPops to provide additional resources for students.

Abram is an active union member in the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers and previously served as the Building Representative at G.W. Childs Elementary. A member of The Caucus of Working Educators since 2015, Abram ran as a Member At-Large candidate on their Executive Board slate in the 2020 PFT election.