B.S., Music Education (guitar concentration), West Chester University
Pennsylvania teacher’s certification in music education
At Miquon, my personal emphasis has been on music as a group experience. Along with the staples of general music (singing and dancing as the first and most spontaneous response to music), instrumental skills are refined through the use of xylophones, glockenspiels, and recorders as a first ensemble exploration. The message I want to convey to our students is that ensemble music is the larger outcome of a myriad of smaller components in which everybody participates and of which everyone is responsible.
I was born in Rome, Italy, where I taught for over 6 years in kindergartens and elementary schools. I hold a Level III Orff certification from the Italian Orff Schulwerk Association, a Kodaly Institute level I certification, and a Level II Gordon Institute certification in early childhood music. I studied early childhood music with Dr. Beth Bolton of Temple University through the Gordon Institute for Music Learning.
In addition to my teaching experience, I have presented music education workshops and lectures in Italy, Spain, Israel, and Lithuania and, as guest presenter, at the Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University.