Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music in Music Studies
I graduated summa cum laude from Texas State University with a bachelor's degree in music education. While an undergraduate student, I studied cello with Dr. Karla Hamelin and pedagogy with Dr. Rebecca Tast. As a college student, I performed with the Texas State Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Carolyn Watson. I spent three years teaching in the Texas State String Project as the K-2 Cello instructor and Beginning Orchestra Instructor. During summers, I worked as the head counselor of the Texas State String Camp and studied the Suzuki method with Alice Ann O'Neill. I have actively taught private cello, violin, and viola lessons for three years in San Antonio, San Marcos, and Austin.
This will be my first year directing the orchestras at Tejeda Middle School and I feel excited and grateful to become a part of such an amazing program.
Professional affiliations include Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA), Texas Orchestra Directors Association (TODA), Suzuki Association of the America (SAA) and American String Teachers Association (ASTA).
Google Classroom Codes
1st Period: Beginner Orchestra
2nd Period: Sub Non Varsity Orchestra
3rd Period: Non Varsity Orchestra
4th Period: Conference
5th Period: Beginner Orchestra
6th Period: Varsity Orchestra
7th Period: Fifth Grade Strings (Roan Forest/Encino Park Monday and Wednesday; Tuscany Heights Tuesday and Thursday)
8th Period: Fifth Grade Strings