12 years teaching K-4 General Music, 1 of those years was K-8 and 1 was K-6. I've taught Gr 4 chorus (70-100 students) for 9 years and beginner band/orchestra for 2.
I have 2 levels of Orff-Schulwerk training, and integrate that with the work of John Feierabend. I am certified in First Steps for Music as well as Conversational Solfege Levels 1 & 2
I've presented professional development to teachers numerous times in my own district, once at Bridgewater State University (2014), and at the Massachusetts Music Educators Association All State Conference (2015).
The district where I teach is in its 5th consecutive year as a "Best Community for Music Education" per the NAMM Foundation.
12+ Credits beyond Masters in courses directly related to teaching elementary general music MAT General Music 2010 BM in Music Education 2006
I'm incredibly passionate about new-teacher development and have mentored 8 student teachers from 4 different universities, as well as developing a program for 1 high school senior going into music education who wanted a head start.