I have always been inspired by the words of Carl Orff: “Tell me, I forget, show me, I remember, involve me, I understand.” For nearly four decades, I have had the good fortune to teach music to young people. As a teacher and a parent, I have tried to uphold Orff’s mantra that people learn best when they are actively involved. I believe that children have the greatest success in learning about music by making music with others.
I had a passion for singing as a child and later studied voice at Temple with the distinguished Greta Menzel Csonka and Louise Parker. I was a member of the Temple Choir under the direction of Elaine Brown, founder of Singing City. As an undergrad, I was introduced to Orff-Schulwerk and early in my career adopted this method in my practice as a general music teacher. I hold certifications in Orff-Schulwerk and World Drumming. In addition, I am a member of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association and the American Choral Directors Association.
I am blessed with a wonderful family. My husband and three children attended Penn Charter and have gone on to work in fields that they are passionate about. As a family, we enjoy being outdoors, attending Broadway productions and traveling. My goal is to be a lifelong learner and strive for personal and professional growth.