I am going into my second year of being an Elementary (PK3-3rd grade) Music Teacher and I am loving every minute of it. Teaching has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I am a lover of learning new things, and an advocate of sharing knowledge and the opportunity to learn in fun new ways with all who are willing and eager (and in many cases, even those who are not so eager). I graduated from the Science and Engineering Academy at John Jay High School, attended George Mason University (VA) for a short period of time, and in that time qualified for the Dean's Achievement Award, and honor extended to first year students with commendable GPAs. I am currently continuing my education via online courses, hands on curriculum building experience, and course-specific educator workshops.
I have over 15 years of musical experience dating back to piano lessons as a child and extending into 2 years of violin lessons, 12 years of clarinet (concert and marching bands), 3 years of dance, 2 years of music theory/composition, and now going on 2 years of elementary music education. In high school I received regional and state recognition for my musical growth and achievements. For the last two years of HS I tutored underclassmen at scheduled times in the mornings and afternoons (outside of class time) on sight reading, performance, and technique. I have since continued to do a small amount of home-based tutoring for pre-kinder aged children.
Reading, Writing, and Public Speaking:
I am a part time performance artist. Since I began performing I have earned the opportunity to represent Austin, TX at the Brave New Voices International Poetry Festival (2011), and San Antonio, TX at the National Poetry Slam for the past 5 consecutive years (2011-2016). Through my successes with the written and spoken word I was recruited by RAWartists (and international artist collective) to perform at several local events that showcased up and coming local artists. This opportunity also earned me the chance to speak and perform at a showcase in Sydney, Australia. Over the last three years I have began to develop more of a classroom presence through to facilitating writing, performance, and reading comprehension workshops for children ages 8-14 at several public, private, and summer school programs. I have had the privileged of working with local non-profit organizations (Gemini Ink, Rainbow House for Women & Children Inc, and Ella Austin), and a local theater (The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center).
My goal for each session with a student is to learn something new, no matter how small. I like to present a challenge without overwhelming them, and maintain a positive "I can" attitude throughout the learning process by breaking large tasks up into smaller, more manageable challenges, and encouraging positive self-talk throughout.
Feel Free to contact me for any questions, concerns, comments, or tips, or to schedule lessons! I am going into my second year of being an Elementary (PK3-3rd grade) Music Teacher and I am loving every minute of it. Teaching has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I am a lover of learning new things, and an advocate of sharing knowledge and the opportunity to learn in fun new ways with all who are willing and eager (and in
I have a collective 12 years experience playing the Clarinet. I began playing the Clarinet when I was 11 in middle school concert band, and continued through 12th grade. From 9th-12th grade I participated heavily in both concert and marching band, mentored and tutored several underclassmen during my 12th grade year, and took a separate music theory class. Since graduating in 2011 I continue to play on my own and expand my music theory education via online classes and educational texts and workbooks.
I am currently an Elementary Music Teacher (PK3-3rd grade). I have a collective 12 years experience playing the Clarinet (6th grade concert band, 9th-12th grade concert and marching band), during which time I mentored and tutored younger section members. My senior year of high school I participated in an Advanced Placement Music Theory class. Since graduating in 2011 I continue to play on my own and expand my music theory education via online classes and educational texts and workbooks.
I have been a part time performance artist for 5 years in which time I have performed in front of crowds of 200+. In 2011 I represented Austin, TX at the Brave New Voices International Poetry Festival (BNV). I have represented San Antonio, TX for 5 consecutive years (2011-2016) at the National Poetry Slam. From 2010 to 2011 I was one of the coaches of the San Antonio Youth Poetry Slam Team that represented SATX at BNV in 2015 and 2016. I was recruited by RAWartists to perform in several local art showcases, and one overseas showcase in Sydney, Australia. I have taught writing and performance workshops for students between the ages of 8 and 14 through a local creative writing organization, Gemini Ink.