Degrees and Certifications:
Welcome to my Band website!! I am thrilled to start another year of teaching. I am originally from Ipswich and got my Bachelor of Music Education at Northern State University. I live on an acreage with my husband and three children. I love to spend time at the lake, reading, walking, baking, and spending time with family.
426-6832 (w) 380-9254 (c)
For the Week of March 30-April3
HI!! Missing you all!
On a day that works best for you, please complete the assignment listed for the class you are in.
Kindergarten-2nd grade Music:
1. If you have a favorite song from music class this year, email me and let me know what that is. My email is email@example.com.
Classics for Kids (don't need to do quizzes, can look at completing the activity with the composer)
4th grade band:
Music Madness Practice Challenge you will get with your things at school. Complete 2 boxes a week. If you have more time and want to do more than 2 boxes a week you may do so.
5th grade band:
You will get a letter with your things at school on how to join SmartMusic. Please sign up for SmartMusic this week. Play something for fun on your instrument.
Please sign up as a student at the Sight Reading Factory website. You can enroll on smartphone, tablet, laptop, desktop, or chromebook.
1. Go to www.sightreadingfactory.com/student.
2. In the student code field enter t8tdhy
3. Select the appropriate age group (says to click redeem)
4. complete the registration info.
Then you should be enrolled in my class and be able to get assignments.
In addition to enrolling in the Sight Reading Factory, please play something for fun on your instrument and go to the following link Sight Reading Rhythm, and clap or play the rhythms on the video.
8th-12th grade Band:
Assignment in google classroom.
Professional Groups I belong to:
NAFME - National Association for Music Education
SDMEA - South Dakota Music Educators Association
SDBA - South Dakota Bandmasters Association
1. USD Band Director Institute - 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2019
2. Bandmasters Convention
3. Bandmasters Summer Symposium - 2016, 2019