Who am I?
I’m a 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, an online music teacher, and teaching about all things music.
My love for music started at the age of 6, when I started taking piano lessons. I won numerous competition awards, taught lessons privately and in a studio, was an accompanist for musicals, choirs and soloists, and also played clarinet in marching band, concert band, and orchestra in high school and college.
I got my Bachelors degree in Music Education and was 3 credits short of having another degree in Piano Performance, won the Top Music Education major and 20th Century competition awards, started up an elementary music program at a public school from scratch, taught for 7 years while earning the Teacher of the Year and Teacher of Today awards, and am Orff level 1 certified.
What’s on my site?
I use my years of experience in 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 homeschool 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. 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 get to know me better?
If you want to get to know me a little better, you can follow me along on Instagram. On Twitter and Facebook, I share relevant blog posts, quotes, and ideas for including music education in your life.
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 in the classroom and in the home as well as music in life, music integration ideas, music careers, and some humorous posts. I have been featured in several other blogs (see below) and do freelance work for various sites.
My other loves include sushi, watching King of Queens reruns, forcing myself to run, having a good girls night out, Netflix and chilling, 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 (sorry, not sorry).
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 email@example.com
National Association for Music Education- I’m a Music Teacher, Not Just Here to Cover Planning Period
Teacher Vision- 5 Things “Specials” Teachers Want You to Know
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