My Classroom Mission
My mission is to give my students the best possible opportunities to become involved in Music making. I hope their involvement will help foster self confidence, risk-taking (you know ... I really wanted to try out ... but ... I just couldn't do it!) and, most of all, help them grow as individuals. Music is a part of who we are and it goes way beyond what one or two people might think or want. Students who allow themselves to experience success and failure and "roll" with those experiences will grow into adults who are more tolerant and patient. As children and young adults, they will be more understanding of individual differences and more willing to do what they can to contribute to the world in which they live. I feel that music is the way to help foster respect for self and others because it's meaning is emotional and is different for each of us.