8.5 years Elementary Music 18 years Middle School Chorus 2 years High School Chorus 1 year College Private Voice ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ My hopes are that you find relevant, affordable resources in my store - created during my years of teaching chorus, voice and elementary music.
Enthusiasm for singing and striving for excellence drive my teaching style. I believe in setting up 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 times a day, I was much more effective by saying what I want to say on paper as a worksheet or as an engaging Power Point presentation. Students truly do learn by hearing, seeing and writing. The writing piece is what has driven a lot of my original work.
~Guest Director 2014 for District 1 Middle School District Chorus in Richmond, VA. ~Guest adjudicator, clinician and director in the state of Virginia Sang with the Charlotte Opera Chorus ~Solo 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 and Virginia. Have led church children's choirs in Louisiana, Texas, North Carolina and Virginia.
I moved to Florida in summer 2014, after teaching in Stafford County, Virginia for 23 years. In Stafford, I was the choral director at Rodney Thompson for all 14 years, since the school opened in 2000. I was the Choir Director at Hope Presbyterian Church (formerly Spotsylvania Presbyterian Church) Aug 2012-June 2014, and had a small private voice studio. My strength is a strong vocal pedagogy foundation. My choirs at Rodney Thompson received superior ratings all 14 years I taught there. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ Thanks for taking the time to visit my store.
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