Bates College (History and French)
Huxley School of the Environment at College at Western Washington University (Master's)
Prescott College (PhD)
I am a performing musician, yogi, writer, editor, and songwriter. I grew up playing classical piano. I currently compose music and perform on the ukulele and guitar. I lead songwriting workshops and compose original music from spoken stories. I have worked with people from around the world to create a song from the stories of their lives. I have also written music from oral histories. I spent a year teaching English in elementary schools in Quimper, France, and I am currently enrolled in an online International TEFL Academy course. I hold a Master's in Environmental Education and a PhD in Sustainability Education.
I have certification from Entrepreneur Accelerator Program in Lowell, MA. I developed a unique method of songwriting called Story-to-Song (STS), where a song is composed from a spoken story.
Ever dreamed of being a songwriter? You can! I will work with you to compose your very own unique song! Looking for new ways to learn English? Develop your English speaking, reading, and comprehension skills through songwriting. I hold a 200hr YTT for Hatha Yoga and offer private and group classes for native English speakers and for those wishing to improve their English-language skills and understanding. I am a performing musician, yogi, writer, editor, and songwriter. I grew up playing classical piano. I currently compose music and perform on the ukulele and guitar. I lead songwriting workshops and compose original music from spoken stories. I have worked with people from around the world to create a song from the stories of their lives. I have
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TEFL Certificate (in process)
8 months teaching English in elementary schools in Quimper, France
Songwriting and Storytelling for ESL
I am classically trained on the piano and have played ukulele for seven years and guitar for ten years. I developed a unique method of songwriting that I call Story-to-Song (STS), where I work with individuals and groups of people to compose a song from their spoken story. I was accepted into and completed an entrepreneur accelerator program for this business idea. I have led songwriting workshops around the country at universities and conferences. I have composed songs from oral histories and spoken stories from individuals, graduate students, and in connection with the National Park Service.
Managing Editor, Journal of Sustainability Education
Contractor, Overland Journal, In Recovery Magazine
Contractor, Prescott College, NAU
Writing Center, Prescott College