Philosophy of Teaching
There are many reasons why music is extremely important for all students. As a person and educator, I believe that music should be taught solely for the sake of teaching music. Today, music class doesn't have to be only an ensemble; band, chorus, or orchestra. There are many ways for all students to be involved in a music program where they can have fun and be successful! Music offers students the opportunity to work as a team toward a common goal. There are few opportunities in life that allow such large groups of people to do this. Music offers students ways to express themselves and their feelings, while also challenging them intellectually. Music is its own language that requires all of the academic rigor that other core subjects do.