Clarinet, Flute, Tampon, Second clarinet, Saxophone, Piano, Theory
When I was a child and I would listen to my aunt play the piano for hours. She was very talented and expressive and I wanted so badly to make the piano sing the way she did when she played. When I got to 6th grade I played bass clarinet and it wasn’t until my senior year of high school that I took formal piano lessons. When I got to college I took piano and voice lessons in addition to clarinet lessons and chose to switch to piano as my primary instrument of study. I love how I can put into the keys the words and feelings I can’t verbally describe. The expression and freedom I feel when playing is why I love music.
Outside of piano I’ve been fan of all kinds of music. Music is such an expressive, creative, and collaborative art and I want to bring the joy that I feel to my students. I believe music must be experienced, enjoyed, and explored in order to be understood. I want my teaching to inspire creativity, expression, curiosity, and a love of learning through music.
I received my Bachelors in Music Education (K-12 Certification) from Winthrop University in 2016. I grew up as a band kid and explored voice and piano in college. Since graduation I’ve spent four years as an elementary music teacher and a middle school choir director. I’m certified to teach all grades and I am a Highly Qualified educator in SC. In addition to piano I have taught clarinet, voice, ukulele, and music theory. I have directed musicals, led honors choirs, and worked with a variety of educators to teach and integrate music into the general curriculum.