- What's your favorite lesson/area/performance/time of year to teach?
I enjoy teaching using the Orff Process where the students learn a simple song, create movements for it, and layer simple instrument parts together to create a performance.
- When did you decide to become a teacher?
When I was six years old.
- Was there something specific?
I realized that that's what I said the most when people asked me what I wanted to me when I grew up. I decided to be a music teacher when I took choir in 5th grade.
- What is a memorable moment in your teaching career?
Spring Concert last year when Choristers, Orff Ensemble, Talented Music and Talented Drama all collaborated to perform "This is Me" from The Greatest Showman.
- What is your goal as a teacher?
My goal as a teacher is to help students hone their musicianship and creativity. I strive to use music to help my students become more confident, develop problem-solving skills and learn how to collaborate with each other.
- What would you like us to know about your family?
My husband and I love to play ukulele and sing together. My mother often joins us on the piano. Both of my grandmothers were musically talented as well. My mother's mother was accepted into college on a singing scholarship. My father‘s mother played the trumpet as well as many other band instruments. She taught private music lessons and even directed a Sweet Adelines’s Chorus. I inherited her trumpet and Mr. Fuller was kind enough to show me how to use it. I’m not very good but I can play hot cross buns very well!
- Is there anything else you would like us to know?
Teaching music has been main focus, interest and passion since I was 10 years old. I want my students to have every experience that I didn’t have when I was in school. I have high expectations for their musicianship as well as for their behavior. I want them to know that I truly care for them as human beings.