About Me

I am an enthusiastic educator looking for opportunities to share my love of music and performance with children.

Technical Skills

Beginner - Intermediate

  • Baritone
  • Clarinet
  • Euphoneum
  • French Horn
  • Piano
  • Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba

Beginner - Advanced

  • Flute
  • Oboe

Professional Qualifications

Student Performance

  • Increased technical ability of individual performers by focusing on musicianship and performance techniques as well as utilizing non-formative and performance assessments.

  • Enhanced student learning and motivation by integrating technology for use in student assessment, teaching theory, and ear-training lessons.

  • Focused on individual student needs through differentiated teaching methods in both whole group and one-on-one instruction.

Curriculum Development

  • Developed a variety of curricula for ages Kindergarten through 12th grade (e.g. instrumental performance, age-appropriate theory concepts, and music history).

  • Utilized inquiry-based and project based learning in design of lesson plans.

  • Designed cross-curricular learning linking music to math, history, science, and language arts.

Students with Special Needs

  • Adapted instruments and instructional techniques to meet the needs of students with physical challenges (muscular dystrophy, hearing and visual impairment, etc.).

  • Addressed the special learning needs of students with learning de- lays in language and reading, ADD/ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, Bipolar Disorder, and other mental or emotional disabilities.

  • Collaborated with local and national business owners to secure equipment that could be used to modify instruments for students with physical handicaps.

Courses Developed and Taught

Instrument Instruction
Music Appreciation - Basic music theory concepts, music history, American and world music
Music History - Classical music history from the Middle Ages through the Romantic period and contemporary classical composers of today
American Music - Discovering the influences of the wide variety of popular music today by exploring the music of the earliest Americans
World Music - Experiencing the music and customs of a wide variety of cultures around the world
Music Theory - basics of music theory, studying rhythm and note reading, chord progressions, and introducing musical form

Professional & Community Involvement

Chair of Digital Keyboard Orchestra for TMTA State Convention
2015 - Present
Historian of the executive board of ADMTA
2015 - Present
Social Committee chair of ADMTA
2012 - Present
Member of Waterloo Wind Band
2013 - 2015
Member of Austin Civic Wind Ensemble
2011 - 2012
Accompanied the Lexington Senior High and Middle School choruses in a variety of concerts
2007 - 2011
Volunteer for the 2010 production of the musical 1776
Volunteer with City Arts, a department of the Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department
2009 - 2010
Accompanied the Davidson County All-County Chorus
2007, 2009, 2010
Co-Music Director for the Livestock Theater Company production of RENT
Accompanied the Southern Guilford Middle School Chorus
2007 - 2008