I currently teach Junior High Vocal Music: Choir and General Music. I'm the Assistant Director for the Lawrence Children's Choir and also teach private voice lessons (high school students, mostly.) I'm an alum of the Voice Care Network and have a Master's in Vocal Performance. I've taught singing at every level, including college, but find that there's something uniquely delightful (and challenging!) about working with Junior High-aged people!
I love the pure creativity of teaching junior high music. I like collaborating with the kids and helping them discover their voices and develop their skills, and finding (or modifying, or creating) the material that will help each choir learn the most AND give excellent concerts.
Member MENC and ACDA. KCDA Board Member (Children's Choir Chairperson) 2004-2008. Co-Producer, Foundation Follies (Annual school district fundraiser) 2004-2009. KMEA Mid-Level Vocal NE District Music Teacher of the Year 2006. Bel Canto (select SATB choir) selected for performance at KMEA Annual Convention, 2009.
Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Vocal Performance, University of Colorado (1982 and 1983.) Bachelor's in Music Education, Minnesota State University (1996.)
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