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.
      • Master's in Project Management.
      • Master's in Musical Education.
  • Certifications:
      • Member of the National Association for Music Educators NAFME.
      • Quaver's Marvelous World of Music, Level 1 - 2 - 3 - 4.
  • Professional training:
      • Music Standards Bootcamp (Solutions Music Group).
      • “I can” … How targeted goals can Enhance Music Education.
      • Assessment - A Partnership Between Students and Teacher.
      • Building Better Bands and Young Musicians.
      • Assessing Quality Teaching and Learning in Music Classrooms.
      • Standard Based Grading - Sue Easton.
      • Applying developmentally appropriate practice to Early Childhood Music Learning.

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.