Some of you know that I teach middle school chorus, orchestra, and now guitar…what you probably don’t know is that I was supposed to co-teach Musical Theatre with the drama teacher, but he moved on and got a better job elsewhere, but I’m still stuck with this theatre class. Don’t get me wrong, I love theatre and have some experience in it, but I do not have experience in teaching it, and I was not prepared for this class when school started. Some of the students want to be in the class, but many do not, and though there aren’t any truly bad kids in there, they can be a bit rowdy! In looking up some information on lessons to do with them on character development and archetypes, I stumbled across LearnZillion. This website has videos and other resources to help you teach! It looks good so far, but I am continuing to explore the site. I meant to have my lessons done by now (8pm, EST), but I’ve barely started! I wanted to share this resource with you before I forgot. I hope it is useful to you!
Here’s the video that helped me discover the site:
About Lady Fair
Lady is a musician with a bachelor's degree in music education. She plays multiple instruments and has participated in numerous musical ensembles, giving her a wide variety of experiences and knowledge to use in her teaching career. Of her ensemble participation, she has fifteen years of band experience, nine years choral, and four years in orchestra. Éowyn's primary instrument is clarinet, with voice and piano being close secondary instruments. Throughout her musical education career she studied voice and clarinet simultaneously. In addition to clarinet, piano, and voice, she has also studied violin and oboe at the college level, and also plays recorder, tin whistle, and other instruments in the woodwind family.
If you ask her, she will say, "I chose to major in music education because I have a desire to use my knowledge and experience in music to share its beauty and foster a love of music in the hearts of my students. I hope to encourage my students to try their hardest, feel like they have accomplished something, and give them a life long passion for music."
Lady currently teaches private lessons on clarinet, sax, flute, oboe, piano, and voice, and recently gained a position teaching orchestra and chorus at a local middle school. She is also a member of the Once Upon a Dream woodwind ensembles.