About Mrs. Mandy Lamberth...
Position: Choir Teacher, Oral Expressions Teacher, Strategies Teacher
Phone: 480 224 2483
Welcome to choir, oral expressions and strategies with Mrs. Lamberth. Additional tabs with descriptions of each class will be coming later this summer.
My Education and Professional Background
Mrs. Lamberth has taught general music and choir for twenty-one years. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City-Conservatory of Music, where she earned a Bachelor of Music Education. As an undergraduate, Mrs. Lamberth was an intern with the Kansas City Children's Chorus. Mrs. Lamberth is also a graduate of the University of Florida, where she earned a Master of Music in Music Education. As part of Mrs. Lamberth's program of study, she created a comprehensive middle school show choir curriculum with an emphasis on music theory. She is an advocate for authentic representation and performance of all genres of music.
Mrs. Lamberth began her career teaching general music in Texas. After two years, she moved to Arizona and began working for the Phoenix Children's Chorus as the Prep Choir Director and Music Literacy Instructor. In 2008, she began working for the Chandler Unified School District, teaching general music at Chandler Traditional Academy-Independence. In 2015, Mrs. Lamberth began teaching choir at Payne Junior High School. In 2017, Mrs. Lamberth founded the school's show choir. In addition to teaching choir, Mrs. Lamberth also teaches Oral Expressions and Strategies.
Mrs. Lamberth holds both Kodaly and Orff-Schulwerk certifications. She is currently the Junior High Repertoire and Resource Chair for the Arizona Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association and has been a member of the organization since 2016. She has served as an adjudicator, clinician, and presenter. She enjoys mentoring music education interns, student teachers, and teachers new to the profession.
My Educational Philosophy
Mrs. Lamberth believes her primary task as a music educator is to positively influence the lives of young people. She believes a quality choral music education begins with an emotionally safe and connected classroom. Her philosophy of music education is greatly influenced by her own junior high choir teacher, Dr. Darolyn Nelson. To quote Dr. Nelson, "Music is the vehicle by which we teach humanity."