I have taught music for 31 years and hold a degree in music education and a masters degree in Creative Arts in Learning and Curriculum Development. I have experience in K - college music education. I have also taught classes for Regis University in Creative Arts in Learning for Masters of Ed students. Currently I am working part time as a Notebook Software Trainer, teaching private lessons and mentoring younger teachers. I am also a composer, and my first choral piece, "Teach Me With a Song", inspired by the words of a student with autism, has recently been published by Carl Fischer/BriLee Music publishing : Teach Me With a Song by Sue McTigue
Though I have Orff and Kodaly training, I use an eclectic approach and integrate other art forms and academics into music teaching. Visit my Facebook page: Sue McTIgue -Teach Me With a Song Facebook Page Visit my Pinterest Board: Sue McTIgue -Teach Me With a Song Pinterest Board Visit my Blog: Teach Me With a Song Blog
2011 Douglas County School District Area Apple Award Twice Nominated for Disney Award Published Composer of Choral Music "Highly Effective" Rating as Teacher in DCSD
BME - University of Northern Colorado 1983 Masters Degree - Lesley University - Creative Arts in Learning and Curriculum Development Orff and Kodaly Certifications DCSD Digital Educator
Sue Boettcher-McTigue has been an elementary music educator for over 30 years. She recently retired from teaching grades K- 6 general music in Douglas County Public Schools in Castle Rock, Colorado where she was a teacher leader in the district. She currently teaches private music lessons, works part time as a Notebook Software/SMARTboard teacher trainer and is a published composer. It had been her dream for many years to find the time to write and publish children’s music, and specifically music that integrates academic concepts with music. She made this dream come true in 2011, and is now writing and composing new musical programs, music class activities, and other music for elementary age students, including her choral piece, Teach Me With a Song by Sue McTigue published by BriLee Music Publishing. The study of Rocks, the Rock Cycle and Earth Changes is currently part of the Colorado State Standards for Science Education for 3rd grade students. The songs and concepts presented in this musical program are sure to be exciting additions to any earth science curriculum. You can view her "Rock Concert!" website at: Rock Concert! Preview Website She hopes you will find her musical program, “Rock Concert” interesting and fun to rehearse and perform as children learn interesting facts and concepts about the Rock Cycle and Earth Changes. Sue's expertise and experience shine through her 4 star products.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Music Composition, Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Other (Music), Drama, Other (Specialty), General Science, Problem Solving, Holidays/Seasonal, Autumn, Winter, Valentine's Day, Spring, Summer