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    AAS in Music Performance, Ricks College 1997

    BM in Music Education, University of Idaho 2000





     Office Hours

    By appointment only

     Tutoring Hours

    After school, by arrangement 


    Welcome to Orchestra!


    I am so excited to be back for another year teaching orchestra at Higley High School and Sossaman Middle School. This year I have the privelege of also teaching Beginning Band here at Sossaman. This is a performance-based class that will focus on technique and muscianship while we explore a range of repertoire for string orchestra. We will attend festivals, perform in concerts, participate in honor orchestras, sponsor a club, do service, and even travel a little.


    Music has been a passion of mine since I was little. I started playing the flute when I was 9 years old and still play today. I believe music is for everyone and I'm here to give you the tools you need to keep music a part of you for the rest of your life.


    I am married to the Higley High Band Director, Ches Sharp, and we have four sons, all of whom plan an instrument (or are already planning what they want to play). When not doing something musical, I enjoy all things geeky: Harry Potter, Star Wars, Marvel, Doctor Who, Firefly... there's just a huge mesh of fandoms in our house. I also enjoy camping, playing board games, and traveling when I can. You will also find me most afternoons and weekends with my winter guard: I have been teaching the Sossaman Winter Guard since the school opened. The SMS Guard has medaled every year at WGAZ Championships, and even won State Championships in 2017! I have also taught color guard and winter guard at Higley High, Marcos de Niza High School, at high schools in Nevada and Idaho, and at the University of Idaho.