Music Education Methods

  • Fully Orff-Schulwerk certified (Level 1, 2018; Level II, 2019; Level III, 2021)

  • Coursework in Orff-Schulwerk curriculum planning (2020, Anderson University)

  • Composes original songs and arrangements of works for classroom and concert use.

Instrumental Ability

  • Competent and able to instruct students on recorder (sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, & bass), ukulele, guitar, and beginning piano.

  • Conducted & taught a 60-member mariachi ensemble, achieving basic competency in trumpet, clarinet, guitar, vihuela, and guitarron.

  • Owns and is competent at restoring a 15-20 piece Orff instrumentarium of both pitched and unpitched percussion.

Drama and Performances

  • Taught and developed a K-5 drama curriculum for students in a large and diverse district, and implemented the curriculum at six of the eight district schools.

  • Proficient at planning, creating, and producing K-5th grade concerts that integrate instrumental music, vocal music, and drama.

  • Experienced in K-8 grade musical planning, rehearsing, and production:

                  • Assistant Director, Annie, Oliver, & Once on This Island (Glencoe Junior High Project)

                  • Director, Into the Woods , Jr (Winston Campus Junior High)

                  • Director, Seussical, Jr (Pennoyer Elementary School)

Technological Competencies

  • Proficient with various digital audio workstations (DAWs) such as Garageband, Soundation, Flat, and BandLab.

  • Experienced in integrating technology based curricula into teaching such as Quaver Music and MusicPlay Online

  • Proficient at creating and programming musical activities and curriculum aids on the digitial coding website Scratch.

Performance Experience

  • Classically trained in voice (BM & MM in vocal performance and opera, Northwestern University).

  • Professional member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus since 2007.

  • Performance resume available here.


  • Fluent in French

  • Conversational in Italian and German

  • Basic Spanish

  • Proficient at performance and choreography on both aerial hoop (lyra) and fabrics (silks)