This is my 13th year teaching elementary music and my second year in Parkway. Last year was so much fun getting to know everyone in the Green Trails family and I'm so excited about getting back and doing even bigger things.
In June of this summer I accomplished a big goal of mine by completing Level 3 certification in Orff-Schulwerk. Orff-Schulwerk focuses on incorporating movement, drama, literature and lots of student driven creativity into daily music lessons. It allows for curricular goals to be met in fun and ever changing ways and has simply transformed my teaching.
Of course we will always use the wonderful instruments we have to make music throughout the year but my biggest goal remains for each child to grow in confidence of the most beautiful instrument that has ever been created in my opinion...their voice. If you ever have questions about the music program at Green Trails please feel free to reach out to me anytime.
Here's to an incredible year of making music!