- Levels Taught:
- Teaches students:
- Ages 4+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
Hey, I have been playing the violin for 24 years and have loved teaching students along the way. I started teaching in high school, and have had several students since. Currently I am teaching a 4 year old and an 8 year old.
I am a licensed Special Education Teacher and have worked with students with various disabilities for the past 7 years. I am trained in applied behavior analysis and have used it in private and group settings.
Teaching music is a fantastic merge of my two passions in life. I perform regularly in my church congregation, and can also play the piano and trombone. I am currently learning how to play the organ. I have participated in several large orchestras and have taken private professional lessons for 20 of my 24 years of playing.
I have a very flexible and casual style of teaching. I get to know the student and their (if applicable) parents, and then tailor lessons to fit their needs. That means I am willing to teach in my home, at your home, or online. I am also willing to use toys and games for very young students who are wiggly.
Perfect practice makes perfect playing. I believe in starting with form and care of the instrument, and then moving into theory right away. Unless their is a recital or perform coming up, I prefer to spend up to 20-40% of a lesson on music theory. This will ultimately lead to a more well rounded musician and allow for greater creativity as a mature musician.
Work to manage websites, social media, marketing, creating digital ads, and managing communication with costumers. This is part-time online job.
I have been giving violin lessons to several students at a time over the past 10 years. There have been a few periods while I was in school that I did not have students.
Griffith Elementary School, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
Worked with students from K-5 with special needs
Developed IEPs, provided services
Contacted parents, teachers, and related service providers
Columbus Collegiate Academy – Dana Campus
Worked for School Director Kathryn Anstaett
Taught and supervised legal work with students in reading, math, writing students in 6th grade
Facilitated speech and occupational therapy goals
Collaborated with professionals to help develop a comprehensive schedule to meet all student’s service patterns.
Taught sixth grade social studies in a general education setting
Rock Canyon Elementary School (Utah)
Worked for Principal Dean Nelson
Taught and supervised legal work (including IEP’s, eligibility requirements, and re-evaluations) with students in K-6 grade in math, reading, writing
Facilitated Occupational Therapy goals
Collaborated with professionals to develop IEP’s, behavior plans, and strategies to help students learn
Collaborated with professionals on a school wide level to develop a systematic approach to response to intervention
Trained on the principles of applied behavior analysis
Worked one on one and helped develop a personalized ABA program with a three year old child diagnosed with autism
Worked as house manager over women receiving drug rehabilitation
Helped women to achieve custody of their children by encouraging healthy life-styles
Worked over support staff in the household to fulfill treatment plans
Worked as on site youth counselor for troubled male teens (ages 9-19)
Helped create behavioral plans, interventions, and academic goals with the students, parents, teachers, therapists, and other staff members
Provided weekly communication with parents