Degrees and Certifications:
Graduate of Cheyenne Mountain High School B.A. - K-12 Music Education, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa M.M. - Tuba Performance & Pedagogy, University of Colorado Boulder Certified to teach K-12 vocal and instrumental music in Colorado and Iowa
I am thrilled to be working with the young musicians at Martinez! Music has always been my passion, and I love being able to share that with my students. I believe that the arts make our world a better place and that every child should have access to music education. Through music, I hope to help each of my students grow and discover more about themselves and their unique talents and passions.
I bring a wide variety of experience to my classroom. A versatile musician and performer, I have studied piano, voice, and brass. Tuba is my specialty, and I enjoy teaching private lessons and playing in ensembles, including brass band, concert band, and orchestra. I also love to sing, starting my choral career at age 11 as a member of the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale and singing in many school and community choirs since then. When I am not in the classroom in the summer, I enjoy performing and teaching in more relaxed settings and have been a regular member of the staff at the Dorian Summer Music Festival at Luther College for each of the past five years.
Please feel welcome to be in touch with me to let me know how I can best support your student!