Thanks to my parents, I've lived in a musical environment my entire life. For the past 11 years I've taught K-5 General Music and Chorus.
Years of searching have led me to appreciate many approaches to teaching. My foundations are First Steps in Music & Conversational Solfege. I'm Orff Level 1 certified and I HOPE to learn more! Responsive Classroom is my go to for classroom management. I love the concepts of intrinsic motivation and mutual respect that RC is founded on.
Silver Medal - Royal Conservatory of Music (Ontario) - Classical Guitar Level 4; PMEA Award for Scholarship and Research
-Bachelor in Arts - Redeemer University College (Canada) (Majored in Classical Guitar); Master of Arts in Teaching Music - University of the Arts (Philadelphia); Orff Level 1 Certified; First Steps in Music Certified; Conversational Solfege Level 1 and 2 Certified
I'm blessed with a wonderful wife and 3 fantastic children of my own.