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BM, University of Nevada, Reno, Music Education.
2013- USMC Semper Fidelis Music Award
2013- Perform with local Youth Orchestra in Seattle and Vancouver, CA for first national tour.
2015-2018-Assistant Principal Violist in UNR Orchestra.
2017,2018- Junior Counselor of Lake Tahoe Music Camp.
2018-Perform with UNR Pep band at National Basketball Tournament in Nashville, TN.
I am a motivated and aspiring music educator. I have been in music since the 6th grade and am born and raised in Reno, NV. I graduated from ths University of Nevada, Reno with my Bachelor's in Music Education. I have been in an Orchestra every year of my musical career as well as participating in various Choir and Band ensembles. I have traveled with all three ensembles at some point, performing in various venues around the country and once in Canada. I am eager to continue teaching music in order to give my students the skills they need to participate in their own exciting adventures as a musician.
My earliest teaching experience began in high school while teaching several middle school groups for the local zone concerts. I have taught several lesson plans in the Washoe County School district and successfully completed a 14 week internship teaching orchestra at Depoali MS and McQueen HS. I have been a counselor at Lake Tahoe Music Camp for two years now and plan to complete my third and final year this summer. I have run several sectional rehearsals over the years and substitute for Washoe
For my beginning students, I will typically teach out of the Sound Innovations methods books and incorporate certain lessons from other method books as well. After a foundation has been established, I will introduce solo repertoire and begin to work toward recitals and local competitions. I introduce concepts from a variety of composers, styles, and periods, but I also want to encourage the child's love for music so I take into account what things they have heard and possibly want to learn. My focus is to make sure the student is focused on improving, but not my forcing rigorous curriculum onto them, but by having them practice things that they want to do paired with something that may not be as fun, but necessary for improving their skill. It's about compromise because keeping the student's interest is important and vital to the progress of the lessons.
Goals are an essential part of teaching. Students need something to work toward and I want those goals to be realistic and motivate the student to work towards them. Having a basic outline of a lesson plan is important and so is the flexibility to adjust it to fit the individual needs of the student. My goal is not to have the best playing students, but to have students with the most growth in their own abilities. I simply want my students to come into their first lesson wanting to learn more about their instrument and music. I want them to leave their final lesson feeling the same way, but at a more advanced level than when they first arrived. They don't need to be professional level when they leave, but I want them to feel as though they learned some valuable things as my student and want to either continue learning elsewhere or feel content about what they have learned and are ready to move on to other things.
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