Rapture /rap-chur/ n. extreme happiness and delight in something

Teaching Experience

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Music in Piano Pedagogy, Summa Cum Laude
Weber State University, May 2005
Piano: Dr. Diana Page
Pedagogy: Dr. Yu-Jane Yang

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

Private Piano Teaching, beginner thru advanced levels, ages 4 and up
Young Music Piano Studio/Piano Rapture 2000-present
Adjunct Faculty - Weber State University
Group Piano I, for music majors and minors, 2005-2007, 2013-2018
Music 1010, Intro to Music, 2006-2007
Teaching Assistant
WSU Piano Preparatory Program 2003-2005

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE:

Annual Studio Recitals
Young Music/Piano Rapture Studio
Accompanying Experience
Accompanist for Red Shoes, a vocal group that performed Christmas music along the Wasatch Front, 2010-2012
Numerous performances including: instrumental, vocal, and choral music; individual performers, church ensembles, school ensembles/groups
Senior Recital
Weber State University March 2005
Everybody Has a Story
CBS Early Morning Show May 2002

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

Nationally Certified Teacher of Music since 2010
Music Teachers National Association
Utah Music Teachers Association
Davis Chapter AIM Chairman 2016-2018
Collegiate Chapter's Chairman 2011-2015
Attendance to Davis Chapter monthly meetings
Annual State Convention attendance
Music Teachers National Association
National Convention attendance 2003, 2005, 2014
Weber State University Music Teachers National Association
President 2003- 2004
Vice President 2002- 2003
Immediate Past President 2004- 2005
Social Chair 2004- 2005
Member 2001-2005

AWARDS/HONORS:

Student Achievement Recognition Award
Music Teachers National Association 2005
Student Teacher of the Year Finalist
Utah Music Teachers Association 2005
Theodore Pressor Scholarship
Weber State University 2004
Ruth Stevenson Scholarship
Weber State University 2001, 2002, 2003
Academic Scholarship
Weber State University 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
Student Chapter of the Year Award
Music Teachers National Association 2003, 2005

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

Utah Music Teachers National Association
Ogden Chapter
Music Teachers National Association

WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS:

“How Can Your Computer Help?”
Utah Music Teachers Association Convention Nov 2005