I have an undergraduate degree from Queen's University in Theatre, with a focus on musical theatre and movement. I went on to study arts based education, and am currently perusing my Masters of Education with a program focus in culture in education through arts based learning. I have been working as a primary French Immersion music educator for the past three years, and have worked in a homeroom setting, exploring music as a cross-curricular tool. I have also been teaching Life Skills Music for two years, and wrote my thesis using a performance based workshop to explore therapeutic theatre for students with disabilities.
I love using vocal music, instrumental music and drama/movement as a tool for learning at a primary level. When learning a new language, students thrive when they feel comfortable and confident in their classroom environment. I am most successful when I connect with students through song and performance at a cross-curricular level. I write music to compliment our everyday learning, and use current day melodies as well as original songs to increase student interest.
Queen's University Dean's Honours List - 2013
*BAH - Drama Major, French Minor - Queen's University *BEd - Program Focus in Education Abroad - Intermediate/Senior Arts devision - Queen's University *MEd - Culture in Education - Queen's University (in progress) *ABQ - Primary *ABQ - Junior *AQ - P/J Music Part 1 *AQ - Special Education Part 1
Proficient Guitar Player, Active member of the Queen's Musical Theatre community, Vocal Music Soloist