Berea College (Music and French)
I have so many interests, and I love learning new things because it means sharing my experiences and knowledge with others, which is also something I enjoy. I graduated from Berea College in 2011 with a dual degree in Music and French. Although voice is was my primary focus, I also play piano, violin, and flute. Music theory and history are more of teaching strengths than performance skills. While in college, one of my work study positions was as a French tutor and supervisor in the Language lab. I have been to France on three separate occasions, twice for study. France is not the only place I have visited however. My studies and curiosities have also taken me to England, Scotland, Austria, Italy, Denmark, Switzerland, Greece, Spain, Ireland, Turkey, and the Netherlands. I cannot tell whether it is my love of history that drew me to these varied places, or if it was visiting these places that has given me a love of history (music, art, architecture, and language). Alongside French tutoring, I was a freshman peer mentor while in college. I was a teaching assistant for several freshman writing classes, where I helped students with papers, study habits, and adapting to the social changes of college.
As far as tutoring methods go - I believe you can learn anything, but it is much easier to learn if you are having fun. I try to show those I mentor or teach how to find answers, not just memorize or know a set of information by rote. I feel it is very difficult to expand your knowledge with memorization, and that hands on learning will help the learner be more invested in their own expertise on the subject. I have so many interests, and I love learning new things because it means sharing my experiences and knowledge with others, which is also something I enjoy. I graduated from Berea College in 2011 with a dual degree in Music and French. Although voice is was my primary focus, I also play piano, violin, and flute. Music theory and history are more
I have been exposed to music my whole life and have been playing an instrument from age 8. I graduated from Berea College with a music degree, and formally completed 4 semesters of aural and theory training, and several classes on how music is taught. I am most comfortable teaching basic aural skills with a piano, but try to utilize as may instrumental media as possible so that knowledge gained is multi-faceted.
I am a very active person, and lead an active, healthy lifestyle. I am currently an active dancer and horse rider/vaulter. I did Danish gymnastics through college, and even studied gymnastics in Denmark. In doing this, I helped lead warm ups, plan practices and open gyms, learned spotting, and basics of sports medicine. I believe that fitness is not only about the physical exercise you do, but other ways that you take care of yourself including eating habits, stress management, and emotional health.
I graduated from Berea College with a degree in music. Part of the requirement for graduation were 4 semesters of music history courses. I also studied opera history as part of my summer study abroad in Salzburg, Austria. I often helped my peers prepare for exams. I am very passionate about music history because I love classical music, which has been a large part of my performance repertoire in voice and piano. To understand and appreciate music history, I feel it is very important to understand the cultural and political contexts of the time period in which it was written.