|Position:||K-6 General Music|
Welcome to the CTA-Goodman Elementary School music program! All students participate in thirty minute General Music classes once every three days. Band and orchestra/strings are offered before school to fifth and sixth grade students - a wonderful opportunity to learn to play an instrument! The CTA model offers first and second year band and strings programs to all fifth and sixth graders. After school Chorus Club is offered to 4th, 5th and 6th graders.
My Education and Professional Background
I received my bachelor's degree in Music Education from the University of Arizona. After completing graduate work in music at Arizona State University, I pursued a master's degree from Northern Arizona University in Elementary Education. I have been at CTA-Goodman since it opened.
My Educational Philosophy
Schools are urged to teach for the future workplace. Per the U.S. Department of Labor, the skills recommended (working in teams, communication, self-esteem, creative thinking, imagination, and invention) are those learned in school music classes. Students achieve these skills through active involvement of music, language and movement. It is my charge to nurture students' life-long love of music, fostering that appreciation through skills and musicianship, cultivating the next generation of music consumers, performers and composers.
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