Music to my ears

Instead of being all cute as a professional jazz musician. I have spent the bulk of my time in the classroom. From that alone, I'm a better musician today. Giving back what so many have gave to me.

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Reflection - An Educational Philosophy

Once I became a teacher, I started to parse out what exactly it was about music that changed my life. I realized that not everyone could be a musician, but every child could benefit from a music education. I began to look at studies that correlated learning music and playing an instrument with increased proficiency in math. This synergy between my childhood music education and my adult research and teaching experience led to the development of my philosophy and program: Music in Everything.

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Willy Wonka Jr - Golden Age of Chocolate

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. ... Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka JR. has a flexible cast size with many featured and ensemble roles, including the singing and dancing Oompa Loompas.

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Impact of the ESSA Act

Its predecessor, the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) promised that all students would be at or on grade level by 2014 — now we know that this formula of testing students at grade level doesn’t increase student engagement and achievement. What does increase these attributes of student growth is the language that defines the ‘‘well-rounded learner” as initiated by the ESSA Act of 2015.. As an advocate and student of Music Education, I’ve researched and developed teaching strategies to improve the quality of Music instruction for all my students — the ESSA Act had arrived on my doorstep and I was prepared to take action.


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