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