Mrs. Utzig graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a BS in Music Education. She studied piano, theory, and ear-training at the Manhattan School of Music and the Hartt School of Music. She received her MA in Music  and Music Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and is certified in the Orff-Schulwerk and Kodaly teaching methods. Mrs. Utzig has been teaching at Manorhaven School since 1981.