Grades K-5, Music
DISCIPLINE // Music
BIO // While working for Head Start, Sandy went to night school in order to receive her Early Childhood Core to become an assistant teacher. In that length of time, Sandy realized the importance of incorporating music into the classroom and began bringing in her guitar and singing with the children. Sandy wanted to give the students a hands on experience. With this in mind, she then proceeded to bring in musical instruments including guitar, dulcimer, ukulele, kazoos, African drums and more. Sandy continually created musical rhythms and dance movements for her students. Sandy also made small musical instrument boxes a part of every classroom.
Sandy then moved to Riverstone School and became a music teacher for children ages six through eleven. She found that having circle time in order to build relationships with the children was very valuable. Sandy quickly learned that integrating dance and movement into the day allowed them to relax and be ready to focus on learning as the day progressed. In this setting, Sandy would integrate rhythm sticks, kazoos, hand drums, keyboards, singing, ukuleles and more. Sandy would instruct students to listen closely to songs and determine the instruments being played! Her students would put on two performances a year that would allow for parents to get involved in movement and music making as well. Sandy is excited to be able to continue working with children to help them learn through music.
ARTIST STATEMENT // “A child’s imagination is so important to foster and help grow. Music in all it’s forms is a wonderful way to help a child flourish in the world. They learn to work together to create a gift to share with all.”
CONTACT INFORMATION // (406)-777-2549 / Email
BADGES EARNED //
Embracing Differences to Make a Difference: Professional Development Training: September 2018
Dramatizing the Content: Professional Development Training, October 2018