The Lemon Road band program is open to students in fifth and sixth grade. Music develops intellectual skills in the language of music, produces physical expression, fosters an understanding of history, provides an appreciation through listening and performing, develops performance skills, and enables music literacy. The band program is one area that helps to expand learning and expression.
Band classes focus on the enjoyment of music through performance and skill development with fellow musicians. This creative process focuses on individual progress in the following areas: Tone Quality, Intonation, Rhythmic Accuracy, Technique, Ensemble Balance and Blend, Interpretation, and Stage Presence. Each child is allowed and encouraged to reach their full potential by providing quality music instruction in a setting that is pleasant and positive. By doing so, it is hoped that Lemon Road students become life-long consumers of music and are able to make intellectual, critical, and informed decisions based on their particular interests.
This is my 4th year teaching band in Fairfax County at both Lemon Road and Garfield ES. I have one precious kitty, Robin, who is spoiled rotten! I began taking piano lessons at the age of 5, and later switched to percussion in high school. Throughout school, I was involved in chorus and band. I attended George Mason University in Fairfax, VA where I received my BM in Instrumental Music Education. Later I attended Concordia University where I received my MEd in Curriculum and Instruction. I love both music and learning!
My hobbies include crocheting, knitting, cooking, baking, and playing strategy games.
Please feel free to contact me if you need anything.