I encourage my students to be inquisitive, share their ideas, and develop their interests. I get to know my students and show them that I care about them. I want them to do well in school and follow their interests and passions to choose the best careers for them.
Each day, I provide an objective for the rehearsal, and we spend our time working together on the objective. Our classes are based upon the Indiana Music Standards. The skills learned in instrumental music classes can be applied to just about any aspect of their lives.
My students are invited to participate in instrumental music during lunch and after-school. I reply to my students' emails promptly, and I am always happy to help.