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Subject / Grade Music / Traveling
Room: Orchestra Room - C29
Phone: 480-224-3477
Email: Borden
""Where words fail, music speaks.""
-- Hans Christiann Anderson

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Welcome Roadrunners! I love teaching music at Riggs Elementary. Music makes my life better every day. It is a great opportunity to develop musical talents in school. Learning about the elements of music helps us appreciate music in a deeper way, and can even help make our lives happier!

My Education and Professional Background

Ottowa University - Bachelor's of Arts; K-12 Music Endorsement; Previously taught 6th grade, 2nd grade, & General Music; Private tutoring experience - Math, Reading, Language Arts, ASL, Music; 19 years of experience teaching private piano lessons; Musical theater experience; For fun I play piano, clarinet, guitar, ukulele, & sing silly songs with my kids.

My Educational Philosophy

Music is a GIFT! When you acquire musical skills it can become 1) An avenue for self-expression, 2) A healthy outlet for stress, and 3) A gift you have to make the world around you a better place. I believe that if you can speak you can sing, and that everyone has a story that can be told through music.

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