About Me

I hold both Bachelors (2005) and Masters (2010) degrees in the field of Music Education from the University of Louisville, studying under Dr. Robert Amchin. I also have Level III Certification in Orff Schulwerk from the University of Kentucky, studying under Brian Crisp, Cindy Hall, Brian Burnett, and Jay Broeker . I am a National Board Certified Teacher with a focus in Elementary/Middle Music, awarded in 2014.

My primary instrument is trumpet, but I've also taken up ukulele in recent years. In addition to music, I'm also responsible for teaching visual art. I am very passionate about technology and looking for new methods of integration.

My husband and I have three children. In my very little spare time, I explore my artistic side through painting and cake
decorating. Life gets very hectic, but I will always try make time to blog and share ideas with all of you.

I do not claim to be an expert, but I love to share ideas with others and learn from them as well. I hope this blog can add to the amount of resources we have available for the elementary music classroom so we all may continue to perfect our craft of teaching elementary music.


  1. I have been a HUGE fan of your blog for a long time now! But for some reason, I never check out your about me section! I went to U of L and had Dr. Amchin! I also have received my levels one and two at UK with Cindy and Jay! Too busy with summer classes and conferences to go this year :( I was so excited to see that you have been influenced by the same people as me! How cool?! You do great work!
    Sew Much Music

  2. Thank you for your kind words. I have added your blog button to my page now. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I just had to say what an inspiring selection of resources you have shared in every section so liberally in this blog and that, teaching elementary music in TN now for 6 years, I've still got so much to improve! Thank you for some great ideas and some awesome things to aspire to. Brava!

  4. Would you be willing to share your curriculum map and lesson play templates? Thanks!

  5. Hello Mrs. Dennis!

    I was wondering if you would be interested in the animation series I'm making about Bach. These animations are not music education tools as such, but the aim is still to make old, "boring" classical music, more specifically the life of Bach, more accessible and certainly more fun for young and old.


    Any feedback, either good or bad, is always appreciated.

    Kind regards,