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Why is Music Education Important?
  • Music education helps to develop language skills. ...
  • Music education helps students learn to memorize and process patterns. ...
  • Music education builds empathy and emotional intelligence and resilience. ...
  • Music education builds teamwork skills. ...
  • Music education increases physical coordination.

 

I am both happy and honored to be the RES music teacher.  In my 20 years of teaching K-5 music, the 3 years that I have taught for the Ridgway School District have been the most rewarding.....the students, families, and staff are the best!

I grew up in Nebraska where I earned a BME from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  I also hold a MME from Texas Tech University and a Level 1 Orff Certificate from Colorado State University.  I have taught elementary music in both Nebraska and Colorado. I also taught undergraduate music education classes at Texas Tech University.

After my husband retired as a 777 Captain from United Airlines in 2015, we moved from the Colorado front range to Ridgway.  That same year, we broke ground in order to start building our own ICF home in the Pleasant Valley area west of Ridgway.  We have two sons, a daughter, son-in-law, and two beautiful grandsons.

On my days off, my husband and I enjoy riding our ATV's on Colorado mountain trails, hiking, and flying to see our family and friends.