I have written curriculum, taught and directed a music conservatory early childhood music program. I have taught music education at University, Junior College and I present workshops to early childhood educators. I directed children's choirs for children pre-K through fifth grades. In addition, my book "Songs and Stories Together" is available through Alfred Music Publishing, West Music and Amazon. This book is an example of the kinds of music activities for early childhood that you will find here on TpT.
Orff and Kodàly philosophies are predominant in my teaching style.
Being chosen to direct the Pasadena Conservatory of Music Young Musician program was a huge honor. I served at the conservatory for 19 years. Having Alfred Music publish my book "Songs and Stories Together" was a great honor. This book represents a portion of the best I had to give to the children and families who I taught throughout my career.
I have an MA in musicology with a focus on the Orff and Kodàly philosophies of teaching music in early childhood.
My book "Songs and Stories Together" will give you lots of opportunities to introduce classical music into your pre-K, K and first grade classrooms. With the connection of songs, stories and classical music, you can really teach children to appreciate and love the beauty inherent in great music and literature.