Degrees and Certifications:
Welcome to 5th grade Band. I have been teaching Instrumental Music in this district since 2003. I currently teach Band at Columbia, Mukilteo, Horizon, Fairmount, Odyssey, and Lake Stickney Elementary schools. I also teach primary music and Special Needs music/Pe at Columbia.
I grew up in Pullman WA and attended WSU. I have been playing instruments since I was in the 4th grade. I participated in the Cougar Marching Band and even marched in the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena CA.
I met my husband in college and moved to Everett in 2001. I have 3 beautiful daughters who also love music. My oldest currently plays trumpet in the OV band.
Learning to play an instrument can be very exciting and also difficult. It takes patience and practice. I will teach you the very basics and by the end of the year, you will be able to play many different songs. You will also be ready to join the Middle School bands where you will have the opportunity to travel and participate in parade performances. You will have a lot of fun if you stick with it.
Columbia Band Announcements
Instruments in the orchestra:
The orchestra rental fair is Sept. 18 from 5:30-7:30 at Sno-Isle skill center. Please plan to attend to get your orchesta instrument. If you need financial assistance, please let me know so I can get you the correct form to fill out.
Instrument Fair: September 17, 2019
Get your instrument at Sno-Isle from 5:30-7:30 Music store reps will be on hand to rent instruments and sell supplies. There will be a chance to try different instruments before you choose one.
If you need finanacial assistance, the school district has a limited number of instruments that can be checked out for no cost. You must still purchase the required supplies.