TPES & TPJHS General Music
B.S. Instrumental Music K-12
University of TN at Chattanooga
About the Instructor: Welcome! I have been teaching general music here since 2011. I graduated from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga with a B.S. Music Education. I teach general music, which means students learn a little bit about all aspects of music. Elementary (K-8) General Music builds a foundation of musical skills through active music making, listening, analyzing, and creating. Students develop rhythmic and tonal literacy skills as well as define and explore expressive elements. Students engage in varied musical experiences through singing, playing instruments, moving, reading, creating, writing, and listening. We also have a school Chorus and I teach a beginner guitar camp.
Program Philosophy: The purpose of the Tellico Plains school music education program is to develop an understanding and life-long appreciation of music. Students will have an opportunity for performance and personal accomplishment. Students will engage in academic and aesthetic musical experiences through a sequential and developmentally appropriate course of study. Through making music, students will develop skills for the future and learn to appreciate the role of music in society. Students will learn these skills by performing, creating, reading, writing, listening, responding, and thinking critically in a musical environment.