PAUL M. HELFRICH, Ph.D., has spent the past three decades exploring multidisciplinary approaches as an educator, researcher, webmaster, composer, author, and lecturer. He earned his undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University (1978) and graduate degrees in music composition from Temple University (1980, 1985), where he composed classical music and taught music theory, history, and composition.
His love of science and technology led him to Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute Science Museum, where he developed major hands-on state-of-the-art science exhibits including What Makes Music? (1987), visited by over two million people in the U.S. and Canada. He spearheaded the formation of The Science Learning Network (1994), a national program promoting virtual community-building among leading science museums and K-8 schools worldwide.
His Mindscapes music CD (2003) is available as iTunes, Rhapsody, Napster, and CDBaby.
He is the Grade 1 teacher at the Westside Waldorf School for the 2012-2013 academic year, and a member of the Anthroposophical Society of America and the First Class of the School of Spiritual Science. He will finish his WISC certification in May 2013.