What do you love about your job?
I am a private music instructor and a public school music educator. Both jobs require patience, skill, and interpersonal skills that make a difference in the lives of students everyday!
Many of our students will never experience anything musical outside of the walls of my classroom or be able to afford private music lessons. This is what I love about my job. You can never experience an Opera, symphony, or hear beautiful music if not for what I teach!
Describe your most memorable project.
When I was teaching at an elementary school, it was very low performing academically, and I began a "stomp" team like the Stomp out loud video that had been so popular with all my classes, to encourage academic achievement. The idea had been done in the upper levels, but never in elementary. My first team consists of about 10 or 12 students and within 3 years, it grew to 85 or so with 4th, 5th and 6th graders. We were sponsored by Home Depot 3 times with brooms and trash cans as well as various assorted props to play. We were invited to perform for schools, colleges, and many other events.