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.