Hello! I am your child's general music teacher at Charles Russell and Poage Elementary Schools. Music is my passion and I am very thankful to have the opportunity to be a part of your child's education.
I am originally from northwest Pennsylvania and have a lifetime of experiences of learning through music. My musical background started at a very young age, as I began playing the violin (fiddle, as I like to call it) at age four. My training includes everything from classical Suzuki methods to bluegrass, old-time and Celtic genres. I obtained my bachelor's degree in Music Education from Grove City College and my M.A.L.S. with a concentration in Appalachian, Scottish and Irish studies from East Tennessee State University. My experience teachinig music includes private lessons of ages 4-75, Kindermusik, workshops and two years of teaching as a full time professor at Morehead State University. I am now thrilled to be working with your child during their general music time at either Poage or Charles Russell Elementary Schools.
Please feel free to contact me at anytime. Because I travel between two schools, e-mail is typically the easiest way to reach me. I look forward to a great year!