I have taught general music for 17 years at the middle school level. For the last 11 years, I have taught with a piano lab. I also teach Middle School Chorus.
I prefer to teach with students in an active, highly engaged class. I usually start by reviewing a concept, extending learning on that concept (usually with a quick activity) to reinforce the content. I then proceed to a piece of music to apply the concept. I then either review the content taught or use a variety of assessments to ensure all students have mastered the content to the best of their abilities.
Presented at KMEA in 2008
All degrees in music. EKU Rank III- BME- Instrumental. Main instrument: Trumpet. EKU Rank II- Main focus is instrumental but I took a few chorus classes. KY Rank I- Continuing Education Option- National Standards focused involving integrating piano curriculum into a General Music Class.
Some hobbies include- improvising on piano and writing songs (never published). I have created over 20 board games, some of which are music related. These have also never been published.