M.Ed. degree Reading Specialist
University of Georgia
National Board Certified teacher and a Georgia certified teacher.
National Board Certified Teacher in Early Childhood Specialist
Georgia Certified Teacher in Music, School Counseling, Reading, grades K-12.
Master Teacher. Star Teacher. Teacher of the Year. Mentor.
Suzuki violin and fiddle to students ages 2 to 72.
Suzuki cello, guitar and piano to students who are 6 and older.
Over 40 years experience teaching music and teaching grades K through college.
I retired from the Griffin-Spalding County school system in 2004 with 33 years of teaching experience in 4 different counties and 3 colleges. I taught at Gordon College, Clayton State College, and Georgia State University.
Now, I teach music lessons, and I am a college admissions counselor. I help high school students win scholarships and improve their SAT and ACT scores. One of my students won a half-million dollar scholarship last year to the Air Force Academy. Some of my students this year are being recruited by Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Duke, etc. Several of my students this year are National Merit Finalists on the basis of their SAT scores.
I am excited about teaching Suzuki violin, Suzuki cello, fiddle, piano, and guitar to the students at the Dinoff School this year. What is Suzuki violin? It is a method of learning to play the violin by ear or by listening. Who developed this method? Dr. Shinnichi Suzuki What country? Japan What year? 1940. What is the purpose of studying Suzuki violin? The purpose of studying Suzuki violin is to develop a noble heart. I teach Suzuki violin and fiddle to students ages 2 to 72. I teach Suzuki cello, guitar and piano to students who are 6 and older.
My students have the opportunity to perform at Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Homes, the Griffin Mayfling, the McDonough Geranium Festival and Fine Arts Days at schools and churches and chamber of commerce events throughout the year. All of our concerts are optional, of course. Learning to play a musical instrument is a lot of fun, and research proves that it develops the brain and makes people smarter.
I live on a small cattle farm in Jackson with my husband of 46 years. We have 4 childen and 3 grandchildren and all of them play the violin and many other musical instruments. All 4 of our children have multiple college degrees, and our oldest daughter is a student at Duke Medical School. Our youngest daughter is an Auburn Veterinary School third-year student. We recently toured England and Scotland. I have served as a 4-H club chaperone to Japan, a missionary to Kenya, and a teacher in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.