University of Minnesota Duluth, (Music Education)
I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education, K-12, Vocal and Instrumental, from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. I have worked in the education field for over thirty years, as a classroom instructor, substitute teacher, and private piano instructor. I currently serve two churches as pianist. In addition, I have obtained an A.A. degree in Criminal Justice from Colorado Technical University. I have found through my teaching that students learn best by having a clear understanding of the subject matter, realistic expectations of desired achievement, and a chance to work through to completion of the assignments. This is often accomplished more easily with one-on-one interaction between an individual and the instructor, than in a classroom setting with many distractions. Tutors have an advantage in being able to deal with one person at a time, which allows the chance to learn more about the student's learning style, weaknesses and strengths, and enabling maximum learning to take place.
I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education, K-12, Vocal and Instrumental, from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. I have worked in the education field for over thirty years, as a classroom instructor, substitute
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I have a bachelor,'s degree in music education, k-12 grades. I specialized in vocal music, which included extensive work in ear training. I am an accomplished musician in part because of my success in this area.
I have taught general music classes over the course of my many years of teaching. General music concepts were integral parts of the music education studies required for my bachelor degree in music. General music concepts involve basic tenets of music pedagogy, and are considered to be essential to a well-rounded music education.
I first began music studies with piano lessons in second grade. Over the years I have become an accomplished musician, with an emphasis in accompaniment. I play for two different churches, and teach piano lessons in addition to my duties as a music teacher.
I am proficient in sight singing, having spent several years participating in various choirs. With a strong music background as a basis, I have excelled in the art of sight singing. I find this skill to be useful as well as challenging at times, when learning new music for performances.