Teaching the recorder can be a very rewarding experience. It can also be a very stressful one. What helps, besides experience, is planning. The best thing you can do before… Read more Recorder Lesson Planning Made Easy →
I am a wife, mother, daughter, friend and High School Music Teacher.
I have an understanding husband, two grown up children and one cat.
I love the country life, especially as I can look out my back door and enjoy a beautiful view of cows ansd pasture. What is even better is that I enjoy the view without the cost! It's my neighbours' property.
I am a classically trained Opera singer, but very rarely sing in that style. I love singing and will gladly sing at the drop of a hat. I play the guitar, although strictly rhythm these days, no solos, and enjoy my Tuesday night African drumming class down the road - it is great therapy!
I love working with my students to help them see the best in themselves. I love my job and actually enjoy creating resources for my students.
Inject some fun into your music classes with these 3 simple rhythm games. Your students will enjoy playing these games and along the way they will even learn something! These… Read more 3 Simple Music Games →
For many of us, learning to play the recorder may have been the catalyst for the beginning of a career in music education. Learning to play an instrument is an… Read more 25 Reasons to Play the Recorder →
Well, lovely, it is time to party! I have a couple of reasons to celebrate, and I want to share the joy with you. Firstly, I have finally completed all… Read more Time to Party! →
Depending on where you live, you are either starting to wind down and trying to get to the end of year without using too much energy OR you will soon… Read more The Secret to Surviving this Time of Year Stress Free →
March is Music In Our Schools Month, and this is the perfect time to advocate for why Music is so important for our student’s overall education. There are so many… Read more Music In Our Schools Month →
One of my most favourite classroom activities to do is Composition. I just love, after teaching students the basics, watching them go through the creative process. I just love watching… Read more Easy Recorder Composition →
Next week, I start back at school for the 2018 school year. Call me crazy, but I am really looking forward to going back to school! If you have been… Read more Returning to Work →