B.A. in Music Education, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, R.J., Brasil

M.A., Music Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY
Postgraduate Professional License, Commonwealth of Virginia, Vocal/Choral – Music PreK-12th; Instrumental Music PreK-12th; Music: Instrumental and Vocal PK-12th

Choir director for 10 years

Music Theatre Director for Middle School Musicals for 16 years

Yamaha Music Education System – Certified to teach piano for the following curriculum; Music for Kids (3-4yr olds), Junior Music (4-7 yr. old) Young Musicians Course (7-11yr old); Junior Extension Course; Keyboard Encounters (teens and adults)
21 years of experience teaching music K-8 in schools
17 years of experience teaching music theater for middle school students
21 years of experience teaching piano and theory (14 of those through the Yamaha Music Education System)
Accompanist for “The Spotsylvanias” community choir 2 years


I am looking forward a fun, blessed and music filled school year! As we have done last year, we begin every music class with a prayer song  instead of a regular spoken prayer.  The video below contains the prayer song we will be using this year.  Encourage your child to learn the words so they can more fully participate in praising God and asking for his blessings upon their day.

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