|Position:||K-6 General Music|
Welcome to Ryan Elementary & General Music! 2020 has been a challenging year so far for people around the world, and many aspects of school are changing. However, the teachers here at Ryan remain so excited to connect with your kids, regardless of the format! Learning through technology allows for a whole new spectrum of opportunities, and I look forward to the creative and fun activities that we’ll be doing in music! I can’t wait for our live class sessions to begin!
My Education and Professional Background
I graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in May of 2015. I received a Bachelor of Music Education degree and am licensed to teach PK–12. My primary instrument of study was piano, and I am also experienced with violin and voice. I have been teaching private piano lessons to elementary-aged students for about 13 years outside of school hours. My professional career started at an elementary school in the Tempe school district where I taught K-5 general music and choir. I am so grateful to be returning for my second year at Ryan Elementary!
My Educational Philosophy
I believe that general music is a comprehensive, balanced, and sequential study of music that is designed for all people. Studying music provides opportunities for social-emotional development, collaboration, gaining an appreciation for a variety of world cultures, perseverance, responsibility, work ethic, problem solving, leadership, pattern recognition, creativity, and practicing many other important life-skills through fun and engaging activities. General music classes are an essential part of elementary education.
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