I have taught music ( voice, piano, rhythm instruments and hand chimes) privately and have voulunteed in grade schools and high school for the past 30 years. I was an accompanist for the local high school Men's Choir for five years.I have written music for several schools and numerous programs. I have also directed youth and adult choirs for many years. I have directed a hand chime choir for 12 years. I have lead music at Cub Scout Day Camps, and church camps, often using original music. I have been a 4-H leader working with not only youth but horses for 13 years.
I believe in making learning fun and exciting! I use movement, fun music, and activities to encourage learing and participation.
As a student I earned the Student of the Year award. I composed the theme song used Columbia Ridge Elementry School for their yearly reading program " Wild and Wonderful World" and was a Keynote speaker . I composed the finale piece for the high school winter concert that was performed by the entire choral department. I performed the National Anthem three times recently with a Color Guard at the opening ceremonies of our Community Festival and and the County Fair. I recieved a commendation for an original children's song by the LDS Church music Department
I have studied Music Education and Music Composition at Sacramento City College, Brigham Young University and California State University.
I have a website at: www.soundsosortomme.com where I offer my original music and educational materials. There are freebies as well as items for purchace. I have piano sheet music for levels primer through intermediate, choral music for children and youth and adult choirs. I also have free downloads for awards and games and even a downloadable cook book for children to color. There is also a selection sheet music Sing-A-Long songs that each ave a simple downloadable MP3 accompaniment. Also included in the web site are original children's songs for young children in MP3 format. New items are added monthly. I have used music and my creativity to raise my seven children with my husband. We now have grand children with whom I share music. We usualy have a sing-a-long when we are together. I like to barrel race, ride western pleasure and trail ride on my two paint horses, Twix and Candy. I clogg with a clogging club. We often use my music for some of our dances. I sing with a group of friends on a regular basis. We perform locally. I love to bake, especially cake pops!