♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ My hopes are that you find relevant and affordable resources in my store - created during my years of teaching chorus, voice and elementary music. Years of experience: 8.5 years Elementary Music, 18 years Middle School Chorus, 2 years High School Chorus, 1 year College Private Voice, and 4 years Adjunct Private Voice (2016-current)
Enthusiasm for singing and striving for excellence drive my teaching style. I believe in setting students up for success by engaging them and teaching them in manageable bites. Some time into my middle school career, I found that instead of saying the same thing over and over six periods a day, I became more effective by saying what I wanted to say on paper and created a worksheet or an engaging Power Point presentation. Students truly do learn by hearing, seeing and writing. The writing component is what has driven a lot of my original work.
~Guest Director 2014 for District 1 Middle School District Chorus in Richmond, VA. ~Guest Director for the Virginia Northern Neck Area Chorus for three different years. ~Guest adjudicator, clinician and director in the state of Virginia ~Sang with the Charlotte Opera Chorus ~Soloist with Stafford Regional Choral Society and Chamber Chorale of Fredericksburg ~Leading roles through the years in Mame (Vera), Oklahoma (Laurie), The Merry Widow (Sonja), Hansel and Gretel (Gretel), The Sound of Music (Maria), The Old Maid and The Thief (Laetitia). Winner of NATS Graduate Division.
Bachelor and Master of Music in Vocal Performance, McNeese State University. Taught in Louisiana, North Carolina, Virginia, and now in Florida. Have led church children's choirs in Louisiana, Texas, North Carolina and Virginia.
I feel my successes are tied to sharing the joy of singing, a strong vocal pedagogy foundation, attention to details and follow-through reinforcement. I feel very blessed for the teaching opportunities I have enjoyed. I moved from Virginia to Florida after teaching in Stafford County, Virginia for 23 years. In Stafford, my last position was the Choral Director at Rodney Thompson. I was the first chorus teacher when the school opened and taught there for 14 years. I was the Choir Director at Hope Presbyterian Church (formerly Spotsylvania Presbyterian Church), and maintained a small private voice studio. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ Thanks for taking the time to visit my store, and choosing Teachers Pay Teachers!
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