Twelve years of teaching general music to students grades Y5 - 5th grade.
Additive approach, mixed styles for teaching music - I follow a technique I learned at Western Michigan University which focuses on teaching young students early on how to read music through movement, then introduces the idea of rhythm and melody using iconic images, until finally students transition to symbolic notation. I also enjoy teaching through other methods (Orff, Kodaly, etc.).
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Bachelor of Science in Music and Elementary Education (WMU) Master of Arts in Music Education (WMU)
I am a mother to two young boys who are also avid lovers of music and the arts. My family enjoys camping, gardening, biking, and learning together through hands on experiences!