|Subject / Grade||Music|
|"You are the music while the music lasts."|
|-- T.S. Eliot|
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Welcome Pride! I love teaching Music at Patterson 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; Elementary Education Certification; 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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