I have a Masters of Music Education degree from McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA. I also have a Kodály Certification. The Kodály method is a specialized music education approach that includes detailed research and analysis of folk songs and game songs for use in the classroom to teach music theory. The Kodály method makes singing games serious business in the music classroom!
I taught 31 years in public schools in Louisiana and Texas. My last years of teaching in public school were in Tomball ISD. I have taught general music and choir at the elementary level. I have also taught junior high and high school choir.
I have taught Kodály music education graduate level courses for the past two summers in the Southeast Texas Kodály Certification Program in Houston and at the Kodály Institute of Houston, part of the University of Houston’s music education program.
I currently have a private piano studio where I teach piano and keyboard in small groups. I have three other teachers who teach in the studio who are Kodály trained music teachers. I was the assistant director of the Tomball ISD District Children’s Choir. I have also served as chairman of district Honor Choirs, both in Louisiana and Texas. I have presented sessions at both Texas and Louisiana state music teachers’ conferences. I have also presented music teacher workshops in Tomball ISD, Galena Park ISD, and Dayton ISD.
I have volunteered in churches in various music positions, including choir director, pianist, organist and hand bell director.
I enjoy teaching music in school and I am excited to be part of the Sojourn Academy faculty and our wonderful school. We have had a good beginning to the school year in music class. I am looking forward to presenting all of our classes in music performances throughout the school year.