Instrumental Music: West Chester Area School District 14 years
Current Position-Mary C. Howse Elementary, Fern Hill Elementary
Previous Experience: East Bradford Elementary, Fugett Middle School
Vocal/Choral Music: West Chester Area School District 21 Years
Sarah W. Starkweather-classroom music; choral music (I wrote the school song;
and the 5th graders wrote the song for West Chester 125th Anniversary
which is in the Historical Society); I also learned ASL and taught music to
profoundly deaf children grades K-5.
Private Lesson Experience:
10 years Piano-I used various teaching methodologies:
John Schaum’s Teaching Little Fingers How to Play to Alfred’s Piano Method. Piano recitals every spring. Students ranged from Beginner to Intermediate
Flute-I use a variety of teaching method books
Depending on the students level-Beginner to Advanced. Elementary method
books to more college and post college level music repertoire.
(More information available upon request)
MS. Ed in Elementary Ed. +35 West Chester University
BS Ed Music West Chester University
Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music
Dr. Francis Lapp Averritt
Focus was in intonation
Private Flute Lessons I studied with Joan Sparks for 25 Years. Mrs. Sparks studied with Murray Panitz of the Phila. Orchestra. Joan has performed as a substitute with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and has played with the Delaware Symphony. She is also part of the Sparx Duo.
West Chester Band 25 years; Flute & Piccolo
Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Chester County Charter member