performer, educator, arts administrator
I am a pianist, vocalist, educator, and choral director based in northern New Jersey.
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“I believe that singing is the most accessible, and inherently human, way to connect with others through music because our instrument is our personhood. This intimacy creates bonds through shared experience, and allows students to empathize with their peers and understand how their own unique cultures fit into our ensemble.”
I have over five years of private piano lesson instruction experience, and work with students of all ages, abilities, and interests.
High School Piano Class
In my High School Student Teaching Placement at Cass Technical High School, I created a multi-week lesson unit on chord progressions and following “lead sheets,” that finished with a performance project. Students had to play a song of their choice from a lead sheet, performing with their own rhythmic “comp,” backing track or beat, and…
Student Teaching at Pembroke Elementary School
In my seven weeks at Pembroke Elementary School, I worked with 300 kindergarten through fifth grade students, as well as teaching music to 4 self-contained classrooms of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) students. Teaching in a four-day rotation schedule, classes received one fifty-minute music class in each rotation. I received Orff, Kodaly, and Gordon pedagogy training…
High School Choir Teaching
In my High School Student Teaching Placement at Cass Technical High School in Downtown Detroit, I was able to teach a program and teach a piece to the school’s treble voice ensemble. I selected Craig Hella Johnson’s setting of Emily Dickinson’s poem, “Will There Really Be a Morning?” (2006) because of it’s simple instrumentation and…