|Subject / Grade||General Music|
|"We are the music-makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams, yet we are the movers and shakers of the world forever, it seems."|
|-- Arthur William Edgar O' Shaughnessy|
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I am proud to be the full time General Music teacher here at Haley since 2013! I am also the Music Director for our Haley Drama Club, and the Director for the Haley Choir. I love bringing out the creative musical side of our Haley students.
My Education and Professional Background
I have been teaching since 2005, and have taught both General Music and Elementary Band in Cave Creek and J.O. Combs School Districts prior to coming to Chandler. I hold my Bachelors in Music Education from Lawrence University, and my Masters in Music Education from Arizona State University (go Sun Devils!). I am also Orff Level 1 certified. Orff is a philosophy of music education that utilizes instruments, movement, singing, and speaking. My husband, Mr. Abrahamson, is the band teacher here at Haley, and we have a son, Caleb, born in 2012, and a daughter, Clara, born in 2016. I love to read, go running and work out, cook (and eat!), play trombone, and go hiking.
My Educational Philosophy
In music class, we will learn about music through a variety of experiences. We will be singing, dancing and moving, reading musical notation, playing instruments, listening to music, and analyzing music. I strive to make each class interesting, engaging, creative, and most of all, fun! My goal is for each student to love making music and being in my class. I believe that each of us are inherently musical, and it is my job to help students discover their musical creativity.
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