I have passionately taught music education kindergarten through high school for over 20 years! With a background in band, my career led me to elementary music education (general music, recorder, non-pitched percussion and Orff instruments, choral), where I now shape student’s confidence in learning music and prepare them for whichever musical path may lie ahead. I am a Cooperating Teacher for the University of Rhode Island, where I encourage future teachers to reflect on the students' needs, link their objectives to the standards, and lesson plan to develop students' depth of knowledge. I taught a graduate level course on Perception, Assessment and Evaluation this past summer at Rhode Island College this summer. There are some wonderful recourses through NAfME and GIA publications to help guide the assessment and knowledge about our students.
I believe all children can learn to hear, read, perform, and speak literate about music! I am interested in finding efficient ways to link music instruction to the classroom, so children can discover the connections. I try to create opportunities for students to explore and perform, create, and respond to music inside and outside of the classroom. I use a multi-modal approach and am a strong advocate for scaffolding learning and assessments so students can apply knowledge to gain a deeper understanding.
I have received many grants local and non-profit organizations to bring artists into the schools, obtain instruments and equipment, and to bring students to arts venues for performance field trips.
B.A. in Music, B.S. in Education, M.M. from the University of Connecticut; National Board Certified Teacher in Early and Middle Childhood Music.
The students, parents, and teachers of my district have challenged me throughout my career to set the bar high for all students. I am thrilled to start this TpT Sellers journey and share my ideas with you!
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Measurement, Science, Physics, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music), Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, Education, Music and Dance, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, School Counseling, Character Education, Study Skills, Physical Science, Writing, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Mental Math, Tools for Common Core, Summer, Engineering, Phonics, Classroom Community