It is one of my core beliefs that “every person has a right to music education.” It is my personal mission that each student I come in contact with have that opportunity. Music is an important part of everyday life and every person relates to music differently. I enjoy watching students learn about themselves and the world around them through their personal journey with music. This journey could not be encountered through any other facet. My passion is to facilitate the musical aptitude that is innate in all human beings so that they can become independent musicians and conscious adults who can better relate to the world around them because of their relationship with music. Rather than staying in “one lane” and focusing on instrumental or vocal music, my focus is on the whole concentration of music education and reaching as many students and community members through as many avenues as possible.
My true goal as an educator is to create an environment where students feel safe and understand themselves in a way that allows them to better relate to and interpret the world around them. The best way to achieve this is through providing a solid foundation of music education. Education is the goal, music is the tool. I believe that every student belongs in the music program, regardless of what the world might consider to be their level of “talent.” According to Howard Gardner every person has various aptitudes and abilities in various arenas of life, on of those being music. I believe that every person has an innate aptitude for music and singing, but everyone channels it differently. Every student belongs in music, regardless of their self-evaluated level of “talent,” with the right educator to guide them, any student could come to enjoy and thrive with music.
I strive to be very personable and to create solid and notable relationships with everyone I come in contact with at all levels. Music is not just for the individual, but also the community. A strong community is music advocacy and at its core, and also for students to understand how relevant they are to what happens around them. This presence is important for the outside world to see the positive impact students can have on the community. A proper community impact is a life-changing experience and is crucially important to the well-rounded education of every student.
"Music is the bridge."