12 years experience teaching vocal, general and instrumental music as well as professional experiences serving on states arts policy boards and delivering professional development classes.
I present my own blend of Kodaly, Orff and Education Through Movement philosophies to help students build their own personal musicianship in a creative and relaxed setting.
Holy Names University: William and Flora Hewlett Kodály Fellowship University of Massachusetts, Amherst: Kappa Delta Pi University of Massachusetts, Amherst: William F. Field Fellowship for Outstanding Academic Achievement University of Massachusetts, Amherst: Golden Key National Honor Society University of Massachusetts, Amherst: Chancellor's Talent Award
M. M. Holy Names University, Oakland, CA • Music Education with Kodály Emphasis B.M. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA • Music Education • Concentration: Euphonium and Trombone • Massachusetts Teacher’s Professional Certificates: Pre K-9 and 5-12 Music • Education Through Movement, A Division of High/Scope Educational Research Foundation: Certified Teacher • American Orff-Schulwerk Association: Level One and Level Two and Level Three Certificates • Responsive Classroom, Northeast Foundation for Children Inc.:Level One Certificate • Restraint Training: Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc.: Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
Avid bass and ukulele performer who is also at ease fly fishing in a local river or fielding a low throw at first base