Hello, This year I am the 4th and 5th grade instrumental music teacher at Gray's Woods, Ferguson Township, and Easterley Parkway Elementary Schools. I will be teaching at Gray's Woods on days 5 and 1, at Ferguson Township on days 2 and 3 and at Easterley Parkway on day 4.
A little about me... I have a bachelor’s degree in flute performance from the Eastman School of Music and a Master’s degree from the Eastman School of Music in Music Education. I had orchestral opportunities in Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Switzerland before teaching a flute studio with the Eastman School of Music Community Education Division. Along with teaching flute lessons, my job was to perform solo recitals in Kilbourn Hall for the community. As a board member of the Rochester Flute Association, we created programs in the Rochester public schools to provide masterclass and flute choir opportuniities to area. Good news for all flutists! This year I received a grant to give all SCASD elementary and middle school students the opportunity to partake in a flute choir. I chose to learn to play the flute when I was seven years old. I was lucky to have had many opportunities because of that choice and hope that I can share my love of music to young flautists as well. I am looking forward to starting this endeavor!
When I started teaching in the public schools in Rochester NY, I was the flute specialist and high school level music theory instructor, but when I moved to State College, my teaching focus changed. I taught 7th and 8th grade general music at Park Forest Middle School and Mount Nittany Middle School from 2004 to 2011. I was able to teach middle school students the guitar and piano. I started teaching instrumental music in the district about 8 years ago. I previously taught orchestra at MNE and band at Houserville (SCE) before the role I am in right now.
I am looking forward to teaching your student this year. Please email me if you have any questions at email@example.com. Let's have a great year in instrumental music!