University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) (Music Technology)
University of Alabama (Master's)
University of Alabama (MEd)
I recently earned a master’s degree in instrumental music education, and although I have yet to hold an official role in a K-12 setting, I have taught and tutored at the collegiate level, have been a 4-H camp counselor and mentor, have a prior master’s degree in music theory, was a National Achievement Semi-Finalist in high school, and have been teaching middle and high school music students private music lessons for almost twenty years.
Many people don't realize it, but music lessons are very similar to tutoring situations in that they are generally one on one, or in rare circumstances, given to a small group. These one-on-one settings are important for individual achievement; the primary goal of education. In this setting, students feel comfortable to ask questions, choose the direction of any discussions, and move at a pace that may be faster or slower than the class. Believe it or not, I have had students who want a tutor because they want to delve deeper into a subject than class time allows. Classroom teachers try their best to teach everyone in the class, but having a one-on-one tutor is necessary for some students whose minds work differently, desire more personal attention, or move at a different rate.
I am available to tutor all subjects through 5th grade. In addition, I am available to tutor Language Arts, Social Studies, History, Music (including classical and jazz theory, classical and jazz history, trumpet, and jazz improvisation) through high school.
As a teacher/tutor, I believe in developing critical thinking, instilling good study skills, outlining a methodical approach that suits each student, utilizing learning strategies including discussion, transfer, graphic organizers, as well as other literacy and comprehension strategies. Every student is capable of achievement, it is just a matter of spending the time, learning to be efficient, and figuring out what works for each student.
Students, I will work with you to find a way of learning that suits you. I will do my best to ensure you grasp the content, and any applications the material you are studying has on the real world. Making connections to knowledge you already possess and seeing how material you are working on relates with other subjects and the world outside of school should make learning more interesting, and relevant in each of your lives.
Elementary students will learn through exploration, trial, error, and correction, and possibly even music. There are many more application of music in education than just learning your ABC’s!
I recently earned a master’s degree in instrumental music education, and although I have yet to hold an official role in a K-12 setting, I have taught and tutored at the collegiate level, have been a 4-H camp counselor and mentor, have a prior master’s degree in music theory, was a National Achievement Semi-Finalist in high school, and have been
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I have earned both a MM in Arranging (Music Theory), and a MS in Instrumental Music Education. I have also played clarinet in a collegiate ensemble, taught beginning clarinet lessons, and directed woodwind sectionals at both the middle and high school level. In addition, I taught a collegiate jazz combo which included clarinet and saxophone players, and was the graduate teaching assistant for the jazz studies program at the University of Alabama from 2008 to 2011.
I have earned both a MM in Arranging (Music Theory), and a MS in Instrumental Music Education. I composed and arranged an hour-long concert as part of my MM in Arranging, and have composed and arranged music for several ensembles, bands, and artists over the years.
In addition, I have 3 years of experience teaching a collegiate jazz combo, in which one of the requirements was to compose and arrange at least one piece of music. In addition, I was the graduate teaching assistant for the jazz studies program at the University of Alabama from 2008 to 2011
I have earned both a MM in arranging (music theory), and a MS in instrumental music education. I composed and arranged an hour-long concert as part of my MM in arranging, and have composed and arranged music for several ensembles, bands, and artists over the years.
I am certified to teach K-12 music (general and instrumental), and have completed an internship in an elementary music classroom. This internship required I submit lesson plans and teach for ten consecutive days, in addition to many other lessons throughout my internship.
I worked as a tutor for the University of Alabama while completing my masters degree in music education, and have written and presented several research studies. I would be happy to send you samples of work I have written. I also hold a masters degree in arranging/jazz studies.
I tutored music appreciation (MUS121) at the University of Alabama for almost three years. The course covered music history from the Medieval period to the 20th Century period. In addition, I hold both a master of music in arranging/music theory, and a MS in instrumental music education.
Currently I hold three degrees in the field of music: Master of Science, Instrumental Music Education; Master of Music, Arranging/Music Theory, and a Bachelor of Arts, Music Technology. I was also the graduate teaching assistant for the Jazz Studies program at the University of Alabama for 2+ years.
I worked as a tutor at the University of Alabama where in addition to teaching facts related to the course, I worked with students on study skills such as organization, planning, order to complete tasks, and other skills they could use to improve their work.