Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. in Music Education EC-12 Music Ed. Certification Orff-Schulwerk Certified Teacher
I am excited to return to Coker for my 8th year as the music teacher. I love being a part of the Coker community and helping grow the music program. I believe every student has the ability to make music through singing, saying, playing and moving. I am a certified Orff-Schulwerk teacher and love to incorporate the Orff process in my classroom.
I was born in Valdosta, Georgia into a military family. I have lived all over the United States including Georgia, Texas, Montana and Maryland. I graduated high school from John Paul Stevens High School in Northside ISD here in San Antonio. I then received my Bachelors of Music in Music Education with my EC-12 certification from the University of Texas at San Antonio. While at UTSA I performed in several ensembles including the Wind Ensemble, Orchestra and Men’s Choir. I was also a member of the Spirit of San Antonio Marching Band during the inaugural year. I have completed my Orff Schulwerk Certification and Master Class from Trinity University.
My wife, Bethany, and I have been married since June 2015 and had our daughter, Grace, in September of 2017 and our newest daughter, Tessa, this past May. We enjoy being parents and watching our daughters grow. We also love our fur babies as well. We have a wonderful mutt of a dog named Bella and a crazy Red Healer Ruby and two cats, Helios and Artemis.
Follow what goes on in my music class on Twitter: @turrifficmusic
8:35-9:00 (K-3 Reading Academy)