From a young age, I was enamored with music and blessed to have parents who encouraged this passion by providing me with a variety of lessons. It is a privilege to pass on this love of music through lessons to a new generation of learners!
I have a Bachelor's of Science in Music Education and Sacred Music with emphases in piano and voice from Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, IA, and have taken several graduate level professional development courses that have enhanced my abilities as a musician and teacher.
Throughout my high school and college careers, I was involved in many musical groups, so I know the challenges that accompany the pursuit of excellence and a full schedule. This has given me an understanding of students' needs while maintaining high expectations.
I am a substitute teacher as well, currently working for Plainfield 202 and Valley View 365U, and I have connections with Indian Prairie 204. Because of this, I have completed background checks with the Will County and DuPage County Regional Offices of Education.
Along with teaching, I love using music at church and for fun at home with my husband, Tim. We also enjoy many other activities together like bike-riding, cooking, hiking, camping, and playing with our loveable goldendoodle Max (who stays outside or in a closed bedroom during lessons).
I moved to Bolingbrook in mid-2013 and thoroughly enjoy our friendly neighborhood just north of Independence Elementary School. I look forward to welcoming you to my in-home studio!
My favorite job! :)
Family-oriented and love to serve!
Have substitute taught all subjects and grade levels for the past 5 years in various school districts.
Taught private piano and voice lessons everywhere I've lived
Accompanied instrumental soloists in rehearsals and performances of semester juries
Taught Oral English and Western Culture classes
Hosted "English Corners"
Started an informal small vocal ensemble
Taught private [piano lessons
Taught Junior High and High School Choir
Directed the Fall musical
Taught individual voice lessons
Played the piano for voice lessons, choir and small ensemble rehearsals, and solo performances
Certified to teach K-12 general, vocal, and instrumental music
Was previously certified in Iowa from 2005-2012 until moving to Illinois