Northwestern University (Music Education)
Northwestern University (Master's)
Columbia University (EdD)
For the past 35 years I have served as a general music teacher, elementary through high school choral director, choral adjudicator, music department administrator, music theory tutor, piano teacher, and music education teacher trainer and master teacher. I am fortunate that I still love teaching! While working on my doctorate degree, I served as the national music textbook product manager for the McMillian-McGraw-Hill publishing. I mention this to say that I not only know the music education methodologies, Kodaly, Orff, and Dalcroze, but I know the available materials.
If you would like assistance in becoming a more effective general music teacher or would like assistance with your choral ensemble I would love to work with you. Great teachers are not born, necessarily. They are created. Effective teaching is a learned behavior. Just like a musician becomes a great performer based upon his or her skills, music educators also develop expertise in their mastery of the skills of teaching. If you are willing, I can help you to become a great music educator, one whom your students will remember for years to come because you have allowed them to develop their music skills, by listening, analyzing, creating, playing, singing, and moving. In doing so, they find the music within themselves!
I have experienced tremendous success as a music educator, music curriculum writer, and choral director. Over the years, I have successfully incorporated all of the major music teaching trends in my classroom. I have taken ensemble on tour both nationally and internationally. I have served as a clinician, demonstration teacher for student teachers. At the college level for the last 20 years, I have trained young musicians for general music, choral, and band positions within the K-12 setting. I also teach piano and tutor college student with introductory college theory courses.
It is difficult to get assistance once you are hired as the general music specialist. You are usually the only music teacher in the building. I am willing to come to your school and observe your interaction with your students. I will offer you feedback and we will examine, together, your strengths and challenges in your classroom. I will work with you to develop effective lessons plans, adapting contemporary general music materials, and we will examine the pacing, sequencing, and flow for your time with the students. Contact me and let's refine that great teacher who is already inside of you! Don't hesitate! I promise it will be fun! For the past 35 years I have served as a general music teacher, elementary through high school choral director, choral adjudicator, music department administrator, music theory tutor, piano teacher, and music education teacher trainer and master teacher. I am fortunate that I still love teaching! While working on my doctorate degree, I served as
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I earned my Bachelors Degree in Music Education as a Piano major from Northwestern University in Evanston IL in 1978. In 1982 I earned my Masters of Music degree also from Northwestern University in Evanston. I served as general music teacher for 15 years on School District 144 in Markham, IL and Evanston,IL School District 65. From 1994-2001 was was the Assistant Dean of the Music School at Northwestern Univ with and assistant professor teaching the Elem and Intermediate Music Methods course.
I earned my Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in Evanston as a Music major. My major instrument was and still is piano. I have taught private lessons for the past 40 years.