“Mrs. Lyn” has been teaching music and movement to children since the early 1980’s directing youth choirs and musicals. She teaches music at the Sun Valley Learning Center in Tempe and is a licensedMusikgarten teacher/business owner (both since 1996). Growing up in a family and community that sang often, she was active in dance, band, New England District choirs, musicals, touring ensembles, and was an employed vocalist at a summer resort. As a nursing student at Boston College she toured with the BC Chorale, was a finalist in the 2000 NATS vocal competition, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree from ASU in Music Education and Childhood Development & Family Studies. She completed her graduate studies in the music pedagogies of Kodály andOrff Schulwerk (certified through Level III in both), and completed the Level III certification for the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association. She is a current board member of the ECMMA, serving as the SW Regional Rep. as well as the Nominations Chair, and is the current president of the ECMMA of AZ Chapter, and a member of the Music Teacher's National Association. Mrs. Lyn’s teaching philosophy embraces facilitating experiences of joyful music making for children, teachers, and families. She endeavors to provide a comprehensive approach to music literacy by using materials and methods that are developmentally appropriate for the distinct needs of young children. This includes building musicianship through integrating the experiences of speech, singing, rhythm, movement, drama, and playing instruments.
EVMTA (East Valley Music Teachers' Association)
Dobson/101 & Baseline/60
Ensemble, Music Theory
Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Scottsdale, Tempe