I have been teaching elementary music (Kindergarten through sixth grade) for over 30 years including three years at the middle school level. My experience includes: Orff ensembles, drumming ensembles, choir, recorder ensembles, handbells, handchimes, group piano, general music and private voice lessons. I have a true passion for working with students! However, I also love mentoring student teachers and presenting to music teachers and music organizations.
Children of today are very active. When I plan lessons, I actively involve all the children in the learning process. Music is not just sitting in a chair and singing song after song. Students should experience music in a variety of ways. Singing, listening, creating, playing instruments, drumming, movement, melody, and rhythm are just a few of the options used to reach students. "Tell me, I forget. Show me, I remember. Involve me, I understand." Carl Orff
Teacher of Excellence, Finalist for Kansas Teacher of the Year, Drumming Group (Beat Keepers) selected to perform with Bobby McFerrin, Beat Keepers selected to perform at KMEA
Bachelors of Music Education, Masters in School Leadership and Administration, Orff-Schulwerk Certification: Level One, Level Two, Level Three (UNLV with Judy Sills) and Masters Level (ASU with Rob Amchin).
I help elementary music teachers save time and energy by creating engaging music lessons that students LOVE!
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, Arts & Music, Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music), Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring