Who am I?
I’m the wife to Grant and momma to 3 little boys-Owen, Brady, and Reece. When I’m not building forts and playing Legos, I’m blogging, playing piano, and an online music teacher.
My love for music started at the age of 6, when I started taking piano lessons. I won numerous competition awards, taught piano lessons, and was an accompanist for musicals, choirs and soloists. Adding to my musical journey, I also played clarinet in marching band, concert band, and orchestra in high school and college.
I hold a Bachelors degree in Music Education and was 3 credits short of also receiving a degree in Piano Performance. While in college, I won the Top Music Education major and 20th Century competition awards. After graduating, I started up an elementary music program at a public school from scratch and taught there for 7 years while earning the Teacher of the Year and Teacher of Today awards.
What’s on my site?
I use my years of experience of teaching music through private lessons and in the public school system to create quality music lessons online. My passion is to help parents and other teachers bring music into your home or school.
On this site, you will find fresh ideas to use in your existing music curriculum, tips on how to begin bringing music into your home, and interactive music lessons that keep students engaged and wanting to come back for more.
It breaks my heart to see music programs being cut across the country. Homeroom teachers are being asked to teach music in their already full curriculum and they are having to go and look for new ideas on how to start. With my online music curriculum, it takes the guess work out of what to teach, and allows you the freedom to still teach reading, writing, math, science, and social studies while also incorporating music into part of your day.
If you are a homeschooling mom who has always wanted your kids to learn music at home or to incorporate music more into your curriculum, but you just don’t know how, then that’s what I’m here for. I want kids to learn music and to have fun while doing it. With my music lessons, kids will learn singing, movement, rhythm instruments, piano, and so much more all from the comfort of your home. Learning music should be fun and interactive and every music lesson accomplishes this goal.
Music teachers, I know you are constantly looking for new ideas. I have been there and done that and it is so time consuming. The same music lessons I taught that earned me teacher of the year, I am recording myself teaching as an online music teacher. Printable lesson plans are included with each video lesson that are easy to follow along and add your state benchmarks to. If you have a substitute, these lessons are perfect for your students to still learn music while you are out of the classroom.
Want to connect with me?
I have an awesome Facebook Group for any teacher, parent, or student who wants to learn more about music together.
As you can see, I love teaching music and have a great desire to share my passion and love of music with others. I blog about music education, piano lessons, and some personal posts. I have also written blog posts for other websites too (see below).
My other loves include sushi, watching King of Queens reruns or Netflix, and watching some Razorback football (woo pig sooie). I’m an introvert at heart who comes across as an extrovert (must be all my years of being around kids), and have been told I’m pretty sarcastic.
I am so glad you are here and can’t wait to share my love of music with you. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Association for Music Education- I’m a Music Teacher, Not Just Here to Cover Planning Period and What Procedures to Practice in the Elementary Music Classroom
Teacher Vision- 5 Things “Specials” Teachers Want You to Know
E-Learning Industry- The 4 Benefits of an Online Music Education for Kids
Music Ed Blogs- Music Ed Blogs Community Blog Roll
Music in Our Homeschool- Helpful Tips for Parents of Piano Students
NWA Motherlode- About The Domestic Musician
Family Life NWA- Enrichment Classes in NWA
Mompowerment- Holiday Music Ideas for Kids
Verified Mom- Woman Behind the Work
The Nostalgia Diaries- 3 Songs that Make Me Relive My Teenage Years
Real Mom Blogs Sunday Spotlight
Bold and Pop- Bold Boss Story
You are My Sonshine- Teacher Appreciation Spotlight
Raising World Children- Cultural Influences to Music
Tech Ed 4 Kids- Online Piano Course and the Benefits
Practical, By Default- Homeschooling Music Resource
Ichselbstaendig- Heroine of the Week Interview
Subreel- Easiest Instruments to Learn-Piano
Holl and Lane Magazine- How to Bring Music Education into the Home
Align Thoughts How Music Can Help Improve Your Mental Health