Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music Performance - Flute Bachelor of Music Education - K-12
I absolutely LOVE teaching Beginning Band and Orchestra! This is my fourth year with D11 at Henry, Penrose, and Rudy Elementary Schools working with some of the best students in our district! ;) I started my musical career learning to play flute in 6th grade and haven't put it down ever since. I discovered a love for teaching when I created my own flute studio helping students prepare for Solo & Ensemble, auditions, and improving their playing. My favorite part of teaching is when the pure light of intelligence shines after new concepts finally "click." My greatest musical accomplishments are being a Concerto Soloist on the Great Wall of China with my university's Symphony Orchestra and performing at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Edinburgh, Scotland.
When not in a classroom, you can probably find me in a practice room working on music for any of the various ensembles I perform with. My husband (clarinet and percussion) and I also enjoy spending time outdoors in the mountains whether it be hiking, camping, fishing, etc. We just love exploring this beautiful state of Colorado as much as we can! During the summer, you may find me anywhere from gate to summit of America's Mountain, our beautiful 14,115ft Pikes Peak, where the air is crisp. #rangertan