I have always loved music and was blessed to be exposed to music from a young age, singing in church choirs
playing in bands and orchestras. I play an ever-growing variety of instruments currently including: piano, clarinet, accordion, violin, recorder, organ, voice, cello, flute, concertina, harmonica and various percussion instruments. Yes, music is my passion! Besides music, I'm also known by my students as an animal and technology lover.
I have a have
a certificate in music composition, a minor in Piano Pedagogy, and Bachelors
degree in Music from Valley City State University. I will be officially graduating
from Boston University with a Masters degree in Music Education in September.
My musical studies include: Music Theory, Pedagogical Studies, Aural
Skills, Music Appreciation, Music Composition, Ear Training, Sight-Singing,
Sight-Reading, Gregorian Chant, Applied Piano Lessons, Applied Violin Lessons,
Applied Clarinet Lessons, Music History, Conducting, Ensemble/Concert Band/Orchestra.
I have received awards for performances on
clarinet, violin and piano, have played at the Summer Strings Institute
hosted by the National Philharmonic Orchestra in Washington D.C. and at
Jones Hall as a member of the Gulf Coast Concert Band. I'm also a member of numerous music associations including MTNA, NFMC, TFMC, and TMTA.