I can hardly believe I am starting my thirteenth year here at St. Joseph Grade School. I'm so excited for this year! This year begins my twenty-third year of teaching. I am so happy to be a part of your community. I love anything related to the arts and passionately seek to share that love with my students. I hope your students will find my course to be a world of discovery, perhaps developing an already known talent and maybe even a hidden one they didn't know they had! My hope is to make the joy of music as real in their lives as God has made it for mine.

Music speaks what cannot be expressed,

Soothes the mind and gives it rest,

Heals the heart and makes it whole,

Flows from heaven to the soul.

- Anonymous

Music is what life sounds like.

- Eric Olson