5 - 12 Vocal Music
Thanks for viewing this page! I graduated high school from Haven High School, Haven, KS in 2004. From there, I started college at Friends University to get my major in Music, emphasis Vocal Performance, and wanted to minor in Psychology. However, I soon found out about a program at the University of Kansas for Music Therapy, so in 2006 I transferred here to pursue my degree in Music Education emphasis Music Therapy. I graduated from K.U. (Rock Chalk!) in 2011 after a six month-long internship at United Cerebral Palsy of Miami in Florida. I currently run a private practice – Heartland Music Therapy – and am now attending Wichita State University to get my Master of Arts in Teaching.
Graduated from University of Kansas in 2011 – Music Education emphasis Music Therapy
Board Certified – Music Therapist: 2011-current
Current Graduate student at Wichita State University: 2017 – current
American Music Therapy Association Conference: 2015
KMEA Inservice Workshop: 2018, 2019, 2020
Welcome to this page! This is my fourth year teaching in the Belle Plaine school district. I am the Vocal Instructor for grades 5– 12, and also teach HS Guitar, Stage Production, and Music Appreciation. I am very excited to start working with all students as well as getting to know families.
I previously worked for Sumner Mental Health Center from 2012 – 2017 working with children and their families while concurrently running my music therapy private practice. Before this, I was a paraprofessional at Stanley Elementary from 2011 – 2012. From January to June 2011, I was in my music therapy internship at United Cerebral Palsy of Miami in Florida.
Welcome to my Family page! I married my husband John in October of 2011. We have 2 sons, 2 cats and 2 small dogs! As a family, we love to go hiking, fishing, and play disc golf. We also love to atttend live concerts.
In my spare time, I love to play guitar, piano, ukulele, sing (of course!) and garden. Fall is my favorite season!