Washington University in St. Luis (Music and Literature)
I am new to the Berkeley area, having just returned from a 10-month Fulbright scholarship in the Dominican Republic where I researched and taught music. I love to play the piano and the French horn. I also love to read and write, in both English and Spanish.
Whether music, Spanish or English, I like to adapt lessons to suit my students' interests and needs. I always look for ways to make classes fun and interesting. I am passionate about the subjects that I teach and I work hard to share this passion to my students.
I just returned from 10 months in the Dominican Republic on a Fulbright scholarship, where I researched combinations of jazz and traditional music and taught music to students in neighborhoods affected by the mixed outcomes of tourism. I also studied abroad for a year in Granada, Spain. Before that, I studied Spanish in school for eight years in high school and college. My favorite part of speaking Spanish is learning the local words and phrases that vary by country. These words are always lots of fun and are a great way to gain a deeper understanding of different cultures.
I have always loved to read and write, and I love to share this passion with other people.
I graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.A. in Music and Comparative Arts. I have played the piano and the French horn for years, with a focus on jazz but knowledge of classical, rock and Latin music as well.
While living in the Dominican Republic, I taught piano lessons, jazz ensembles, and theory classes to students ages 4-16. I also developed curricula for the music program. I have taught music lessons to students from a variety of backgrounds, from inner city St. Louis to a music camp in Maine. Though I specialize in jazz, I am skilled in a variety of genres, and I regularly draw on rock, classical and Latin music as a way to engage my students. I value student-mentor relationships that develop through music lessons and I communicate regularly with my former students.
I look forward to working with you! I am new to the Berkeley area, having just returned from a 10-month Fulbright scholarship in the Dominican Republic where I researched and taught music. I love to play the piano and the French horn. I also love to read and write, in both English and Spanish.
Whether music, Spanish or English, I like to adapt lessons to suit my
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