- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
I grew up in Colorado Springs actively involved in every musical activity possible! Band, choir, youth symphony, private lessons on 3 instruments. . . I couldn't get enough! It was easy for me to decide on a career path, since I was extremely passionate about music and about children. I attended the University of Northwestern--St. Paul in Minnesota, where I earned my Bachelor of Music Education. I am now working on my Master's of Music Education from Kent State University.
For three years, I taught K-4 general music and 4th/5th grade orchestra in Worthington, MN. I then moved across the globe to teach on the hospital ship the Africa Mercy with the organization Mercy Ships. On board the ship, I taught full-time Kindergarten as well as K-5 music classes. While I lived and taught on the ship, it traveled between the Canary Islands, the Republic of Congo, South Africa, and Madagascar. I absolutely loved being a part of this amazing organization and teaching the incredible students from all over the world.
After 3 years abroad, I moved back to Colorado Springs and I am thrilled to be finishing my third year teaching full-time elementary classroom music. I am very excited to be back in the beautiful place where I grew up, and to spend time with my wonderful family who live in Colorado Springs and Denver.
When I teach, I strive to create a warm, caring, and exciting environment that students look forward to attending. I truly enjoy igniting a love and appreciation for music in my students, and transferring my musical passion to them as much as possible! I hope to see every student's eyes light up with joy as they dive into the wonderful world of music with me.
I teach 12 classes of elementary music classes a day, plus a 90-student choir before school twice a week! I do many music performances throughout the year, and I also offer extracurricular music classes as well.
I taught full-time Kindergarten and elementary music for three years aboard a hospital ship in Africa. We sailed to the Canary Islands, Congo, South Africa, and Madagascar while I was onboard. An amazing experience!
I taught 4th and 5th grade orchestra along with K-4 general music in southwest Minnesota. It was a wonderful experience!
I taught private clarinet, piano, and violin lessons to students of all ages while I attended university.
I was certified in Minnesota before moving to CO.