Rachel is a passionate educator, with experience teaching elementary general music, choral music, and music in early childhood. She holds degrees from East Carolina University, The University of Hartford’s Hartt School of Music, and Michigan State University. Her research interests include the professional development and collaborative needs of inservice teachers and paraprofessionals, course work for undergraduates and graduate students in teaching music to students with disabilities, and music and language acquisition in students with disabilities. Rachel is the co-author of two publications; First Steps in Music with Orff Schulwerk, and Conversational Recorder. She also has been published in the Orff Echo, Journal of Music Teacher Education, Research Studies in Music Education, and Arts Education Policy Review. Rachel is fully certified in Feierabend, Kodály, Orff, and holds GIML Elementary I and II certificates. She lives with her husband and two children in Bloomington, IL.
278.001Arts For Early Childhood:Music
277.001Arts For Elementary Schools:Music
217.001Foundations of Music Teaching and Learning (General Music I)
262.001Foundations of Music Teaching and Learning (General Music II)
285.008Honors Undergraduate Research I
371.001Teaching Music to Diverse Learners
419.001Teaching Music to Diverse Learners