Wheaton College (Music and Psychology)
Columbia University (Master's)
I have had a variety of music experiences in my lifetime. My instrumental background is in piano, flute and voice. I have taken lessons with Dr. Karen Ball - Piano - Doctorate from University of Illinois. Gary Shocker - International Flutist and most prolific flute composer today. I have a Master's in Music Education. I have taught general music, history, theory and band. I have also performed in bands, orchestras, praise teams, clubs, etc. If given the opportunity - I will grab it! I love to talk music and to help others learn about music. Possibilities are endless no matter the topic and will be excited to start right in!
I have had a variety of music experiences in my lifetime. My instrumental background is in piano, flute and voice. I have taken lessons with Dr. Karen Ball - Piano - Doctorate from University of Illinois. Gary Shocker - International Flutist and most prolific flute composer today. I have a Master's in Music Education. I have taught general music,
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I have a Bachelor of Music degree from Wheaton College and a Master of Arts from Columbia University. I can sing and play multiple instruments which require a good ear to keep in tune. I also lean on my mother who teaches college students Aurel Skills at the university she teaches at - giving me an up on what colleges are asking for and requiring of students.
Always loving the flute, I started lessons when I was 10 years old. Flute was my major instrument in college. I have had opportunities to play wherever I have gone, including internationally in Africa. I have taken lessons with one of the most prolific living flute composer as well as an accomplished international performer.
I love all types and subjects of music. My most interesting project was in college when everyone already had a commentary for pieces they chose for a project, but I had to write my own. It sparked my interest in learning all about the ins and outs of music. I have a Master of Arts in Music Education and have taught Middle School general music for three years.
I have a Bachelors of Music from Wheaton College and enjoyed all my music history classes. My favorite time period musically is the Renaissance period, but I find things that are awesome and interesting about all eras of music! With the internet, research into all areas of music history, including world music, are endless!
I have been taking lessons in piano since I was four years old. At the age of 10 I was selected to play for the founder of the Suzuki method. I took lessons throughout college and graduate school, performing and accompanying throughout as well. Since my school days, I have played in churches as well as taken lessons and advice from my mother, who is a professor of music at a college and has a doctorate degree in Piano Performance.
I always had to work hard at sight singing for college during my Bachelor of Music degree; however, I found that the more I used it, the better I got. I do know solfeige but my main concentration is teaching notes and intervals in music so that no matter what you are reading on the page, you can relate the notes to one another and can hear the next note without having to worry about the syllable said. In this way, singing becomes more natural and reading music is easier!
I have taken voice lessons during my Bachelor and Masters degrees. Always singing in choirs, I have been taught under many different vocalists, some classical, some Christian and some pop. I would not want students too young; however, it is neat to help students grow in their potential as they head towards high school and college!