Welcome to Music!
Ms. Smith M. ed.
Hello Brisas Geckos! My name is Ms. Smith and I am very happy and excited to be teaching music here!
We are very fortunate to have so many resources at this school, such as instruments, space and technology
to make the most of the musical experience for the kids at this highly rated, A+ school.
The goal is to create a child-centered environment using the world-renowned and highly-acclaimed
Orff and Kodaly methods according to the state standards and beyond. We sing challenging musical
selections, use movement to understand rhythm, and play instruments to incorporate musical reading
and listening skills. We introduce these techniques in Kindergarten and build on them, through 5th grade.
My background includes two bachelor's degrees in Music Education and Cello Performance both on full ride
scholarships from ASU. Also, I received my Masters in General Education. Additionally, I am certified to
teach in the homeroom classroom. As a music teacher I fulfill all the requirements of a homeroom
teacher... just the subject matter is different. From this perspective I use my skills to compliment the homeroom
classroom curriculum and work with other teachers to build on knowledge retention and
create/facilitate positive and memorable experiences for the students.
I enjoy seeing your kids during music.
Have a wonderful day!