About Teaching music outside the box

All About Me


I'm a music teacher and band director searching for new and exciting ways to inspire my students, through creativity, compassion, and craziness. My projects are used as ways to reach multiple learning styles while having a blast learning new information or reinforcing old information. I have been a teacher for the past 13 years at Benton Middle School in Arkansas. I have a Bachelor's in Instrumental Music and Master's in Special Education. I have been a National Board Teacher since 2018 and have presented at numerous conferences, including NAfME.

My Philosophy

Teaching is about creating an environment for students to become curious; to expand their experiences and find their passions. It's important for teachers, like us, to search new and inventive ways to speak to our students, on whatever level they are on and meet them there. In a time of tests and stress, let's give them experiences they'll never forget.