Started teaching Instrumental Music in 2004. I have taught instrumental music from grades 4-8 but now am concentrated solely on grades 5 and 6. Our program consists of 200 bands students.
My teaching style leans towards Music Learning Theory. I believe that students need to learn how to hear music appropriately so that they can appreciate what they are playing and listening to. I put a heavy emphasis on ear training and keeping students actively engaged in the band room through, listening, movement, singing, playing, performing, use of technology and more.
All-County Band Guest Conductor for Junior High Band and Junior High Jazz Band. All-County Chairperson.
SUNY Fredonia Bachelors in Music Education. Clarinet Performance Certificate. University at Buffalo Masters in Education: Music Music Learning Theory Certification: Level One
I teach in a Title 1 district where I grew up. The support from our community is growing each year as we show more presence and purpose for music education by being involved and motivated.