"I was called
to teach. When I first started going to college, I thought I was supposed
to be a special education teacher because I have a huge heart for
children who are hurting emotionally. And then, the more I got into
music, I realized that music touches everybody and all children have
special needs. By teaching music, I am able to reach all of them."
you teach music?
at it this way: As an elementary school teacher, it is my job to
turn these kids on to music. Even if they don't know everything
about music theory, I would like them to know when they leave me
that music is something that they cannot live without. Then they
will take music in middle school and high school, and they will
get the theory that they need. But if I teach them all this theory
and I don't teach them that music is something that they have to
have, just like air to breathe, then it won't do them any good because
they won't take music anymore. And if I don't do my job, then middle
school and high school directors don't have a job."