Denisse Barron

Favorite Quote:

"The fact that children can make beautiful music, is less significant than the fact that music can make beautiful children” - Cheryl Lavender

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • Name: Denisse Barron P.
  • Activities: Music teacher, Extracurricular Activities Coordinator, and Architect.
  • Years in Education: 12 (6 at ACS)

subject: General Music & BAND

PROFESSIONAL/QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Degrees:
      • Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Urban Planning. UCB La Paz, Bolivia.
      • Master's in Project Management. San Pablo CEU Madrid, Spain.
      • Master's in Musical Education. Universidad Miguel de Cervantes, Spain.
  • Certifications:
      • 2016 Member of the National Association for Music Educators NAFME.
      • 2016 Quaver's Marvelous World of Music, Level 1 - 2 - 3 - 4.
      • 2020 Google Certified Educator - Level 1
      • 2020 Curriculum Design in Music Education for Online and Hybrid Learning
  • Professional training:
      • 2016 Music Standards Bootcamp (Solutions Music Group)
      • 2016 “I can” How targeted goals can Enhance Music Education
      • 2016 Assessment - A Partnership Between Students and Teacher
      • 2016 Building Better Bands and Young Musicians
      • 2017 Assessing Quality Teaching and Learning in Music Classrooms
      • 2018 Standard Based Grading - Sue Easton
      • 2018 Applying developmentally appropriate practice to Early Childhood Music Learning
      • 2020 Transitions to online learning. ISS - International School Services
      • 2020 Pitch and the brain
      • 2020 Teaching preschool. Traditional, modified and virtual settings

FUN FACTS:

I started playing the piano when I was 4 years old, I didn't have a piano at the time, my parents told me I was so desperate to have one that I painted the keys of the piano on my desk in order to practice. That's when I got my first piano.

I was offered a musical scholarship to Juilliard which I regretfully declined. I taught piano for 9 years and in 2014 I started the after school Music Program at ACS.

As far as I can remember I have been passionate about THE ARTS.

I enjoy designing all sorts of things, from posters to houses. I also enjoy playing piano, listening to music, and photography. I love candies, especially dark chocolate and gummy bears.