|Subject / Grade||5th and 6th Grade Orchestra|
|"To play a wrong note is insignificant; to play without passion is inexcusable. Ludwig van Beethoven"|
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Hello! Welcome to Frye Elementary. My name is Miss Lawlor and I am the orchestra teacher. I am looking forward to a wonderful school year!
My Education and Professional Background
Miss Lawlor studied viola under Jacquelyn Schwandt at NAU where she earned her Bachelor's degree in Music Education. While attending NAU, she was an active member in the NAU Symphonic and Chamber Orchestras. Miss Lawlor also participated in the Suzuki training program at NAU. In her youth, she was a member of many orchestral groups including, the Arizona Youth Symphony, the East Valley Youth Symphony, and the Mesa Community College Community Orchestra. She also studied piano for 13 years under the instruction of Franchesa Retford. Before attending NAU, she was an assistant Suzuki strings instructor with Kevin Huang, a professional violinist from Julliard, and she volunteered at Blackbird Music Studio teaching a Suzuki violin class on Saturday mornings. Before joining the Chandler School District, Miss Lawlor was an orchestra director at Queen Creek Middle School and Gateway Preparatory Academy.
My Educational Philosophy
I believe that every student can learn to play an instrument. Through music, students learn self-discipline. Music enriches students' lives working together as a team toward one common goal.
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