Approach

Using a traditional approach, students learn to read music and build skills in music theory, fingering technique, artistry, line, sound and movement.  Note reading and ear training are essential.

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A variety of tools and techniques are used to teach students the foundational elements of music.

Teaching Philosophy

The value of studying music is multi-faceted. Research shows that participation in music stimulates all parts of the brain simultaneously and strengthens other academic areas including reading, mathematics, and language.  Students also gain life-skills from studying music such as self-confidence, organization and creativity.

Background

Studied voice and piano with Darlene Spitler.  Shawna is a certified preschool teacher and leads music and children's ministries at ABC Preschools in Greeley.

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