As a certified French educator in the state of Wisconsin since 1989, I understand how to manipulate the curriculum and tailor it to the needs of students, using traditional methods or with more advanced technology resources. I am familiar with the state and national standards and am a regular presenter at state and regional language conferences. I have been fortunate to receive awards and recognition for my ability to prepare students for college level French and to connect with at-risk ... [more]
I have a music minor in piano performance from Luther College. I studied under the great John Strauss, professor emeritus, performing both junior and senior solo recitals, which were optional. I am knowledgeable, a perfectionist in performance, excellent at differentiated instruction as well as following instruction from other musicians to adapt my accompaniment as needed (i.e., rubato, segue, key). I am an excellent sight reader and in my teaching techniques, I combine traditional with Suzuki methodologies to get better long-term results from student performance.