About Me
Professionally
     I teach undergraduate and graduate coursework at Eastman and enjoy every minute of it! I very much enjoy interacting with students and am constantly inspired and invigorated by their diverse perspectives and experiences. My experiences teaching elementary general music students with speech and language impairments led to my primary research interest in the relationships between music and language development and teaching practices that assist in the simultaneous development of both. I have presented at state, national, and international conferences; presented as an invited lecturer in the Communication Sciences and Disorders departments; and have published work related to my areas of interest. 
 
Personally
       I have varied musical interests. I learned guitar later in life and also played keyboard in a rock band, Killer Nigt Out, for several years. My experiences touring and playing clubs, bars, and festivals offered me a very unique perspective that have helped me connect with a wide array of students and people.
Philosophy of Music Education
Philosophy of Music TeacherEducation