I currently teach K-5 elementary music and 5th grade chorus. I also have a home music studio, which teaches piano, voice, sight-reading and theory. I've been a piano player for 15 years and actively play in my community for school, church and local events. Finally, I love learning through workshops, online classes, conferences and seminars.
I am a hodgepodge of teaching styles. I enjoy using Kodaly, Dalcroze, Feierabend and Orff techniques in my classroom. My students are always active, through movement activities and dances. I also love incorporating children's literature, reading, writing and cross-curriculum connections in music class.
I have received numerous DonorsChoose.org projects to bring new experiences in music to my students.
Bachelor of Music Education from Simpson College in general music, vocal and instrumental music.
You can visit my blog at: http://www.elementaryetudes.blogspot.com
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Other (Math), Science, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, World Language, Japanese, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music), Physical Education, Special Education, Drama, Career and Technical Education, Health, Other (Specialty), Geography, Critical Thinking, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Instructional Technology, Writing, Oral Communication, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Halloween, Winter, Dance, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year