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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

                                                            Emily Newbold

                                                            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

Exton Music & Arts 484-875-0101 Exton PA