I have 29 years of teaching experience in the Ohio public school system with a Master's degree in Music Education. I have 45 hours of college credit beyond my Masters in subjects such as The Kodaly Method, Suzuki Method, English as a Second Language and Orchestral Conducting. I have taught at all levels but have spent the majority of my career at the elementary and middle school levels.
I believe in active learning in that you learn best by doing. I use sequencing and scaffolding techniques to help students learn more complex concepts and skills. I work hard to model not only the skill to be achieved at the end of a lesson or unit, but also how to sequence the steps needed to achieve and what each step looks and sounds like. Teaching Strategies most often used are: Modeling Activity Based Sequencing Scaffolding
Full Tuition, Four Year Scholarship to The University of Michigan School of Music. Offered second scholarship for Master's Degree at U of M. Received Grand Sweepstakes Award with Showcase Music Festival in 2003 and 2010. Consistent Superior and Excellent Ratings at Adjudicated Events: 1990-2010 Clinician with Ashland University Summer Music Program
Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from University of Michigan Master's Degree from The Ohio State University Tesol Endorsement from University of Cincinnati
Owner of Music Babies and Beyond LLC Blog: All Musical Matters http://allmusicalmatters.blogspot.com/ Core musician with the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra.
English Language Arts, Reading, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Numbers, Arts & Music, Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Winter