University of Massachusetts: Lowell
- BA: Music Studies – June of 2005.
- MME: Community Music – June 2016.
- MME: Teaching – June 2016.
- Preliminary MA Teaching Licensure.
~Private taught instrumental music lessons for 15+ years in a variety of instruments; piano being my specialty.
~Built and led a Rock Band program at a previous studio.
~Integrated tech into the creation of instruments as well as digital musicking through UMass:Lowell’s Creative Sound Play program under the String Project.
~Built and ran a personal music website: www.musicnotion.com
~Taught as a long-term ITS substitute teacher in the computer lab at the Bartlett Community Partnership School.
~Student Teaching at Washington Elementary in Lowell and Bedford HS
~Music internship at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lowell
Instruments I play or specialize in:
My primary instrument is piano. I have played:
25+ years: Piano & Trumpet.
15+ years: F Horn.
5+ years: Guitar, Trombone, Saxophone, Flute & Drums.
I consider my greatest achievements my students; their love of music and creation are an inspiration.
Favorite musical artists:
This list is in constant fluctuation…
My current favorites (with links!)
Other fun facts:
I love to challenge myself and my students to get out of the comfort zone and create something new; whether it’s recording a self-choreographed video, composing original material, playing with new musicians, or something as simple as playing a new instrument or learning a new song.