Teaching Philosophy, Lesson Plans, Videos, Student Feedback and Course Evaluations
Humanism: Education that honors individuality, agency, dignity, and human welfare.
Constructivist approach: Teacher as a Partner and Facilitator in a Student-driven Learning Process.
Relationship: Mentorship, candor, and a balance of support with challenge. Compassion, Empathy and Understanding.
Universal Design: Equitable, Flexible, Intuitive, Perceptible, Tolerant, Adaptable to Physical and Spatial needs.
Learner Independence: Cultivate transferable skills that lead to success in all disciplines.
Emphasize Principles, rather than specifics, so that students can begin to make independent, informed choices
Thoughtfulness: Draw awareness to harmony and analysis, encouraging students to think deeply about music, meaning, narrative and emotional affect
Musical Arts as a branch of The Arts, borrowing and interacting with the fields of visual, dramatic and embodied arts.
Inspire and Deepen Societal Value in the Arts by sharing examples of culturally-significant art and creative movements that changed the course of history
Advocate for Music Therapy and the field of Arts in Medicine to be expanded and endorsed by all major music faculties as a viable, rewarding and lucrative career option for students
Social Sculpture: The idea that one's personal art practice can be a means for improving oneself and their immediate sphere of influence