Philosophy of Education

I can accomplish anything with students if I set high expectations for behavior and performance by which I myself abide.  Who I am and what I do and say will greatly influence those who will be the productive citizens of tomorrow's world.  My expectations of my students will greatly influence their achievement in not only my classes, but ultimately their lives.  A teacher's personal philosophy of education is a critical element in his approach to guiding students along the path of enlightenment.  I prefer an eclectic discernment in my quest of an educational philosophy.  My idea of the perfect teacher is one who inspires learning in addition to just relating required facts, one with creativity, enthusiasm, and motivation.  Certainly this is a tall order for anyone in a profession on a daily basis.  However, the effort is well worth it!

Education

University of Idaho | MFA, Theatre Directing | In Progress

University of Phoenix | M.Ed., Adult Education | 2014
Arizona State University | BA, Theatre | 2012

With over 13 years of experience as a teacher of music theatre and acting, I have taught children and adults from diverse backgrounds with varying levels of experience.  I have restructured the entire curriculum for my high school courses and have created new courses to expand students' knowledge of theatre and to install a lasting relationship with the creative arts.  I hold a Masters Degree in Adult Education and Training and have currently earned 18 credits towards a Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Direction, and my undergraduate degree is in Theatre with an emphasis in Theatre Directing. 

I am a dedicated and successful teacher constantly striving to improve my students and myself.  I have created programs for students of all ages to become engaged in theatre to help them find purpose and meaning.  I understand the in-class and out-of-class time and dedication required being a successful teacher, director, and performer, and I am fully committed to this endeavor.  I have been in love with and actively involved with theatre since I was 13 years old when I saw my first live production an immediately joined the after school drama club!  I hope to have the opportunity to share this love, knowledge and passion with all of my students!

Meet Your Coach

Values & Beliefs
  • I strive to develop students to their fullest potential by instilling an appreciation of the arts, self-confidence, discipline, and respect for themselves and others.

  • I believe all students can learn and improve their skills in the performing arts, and that their learning is top priority.

  • I believe that study and practice are the best ways to improve ones skill.

  • I believe that a learning environment must be safe physically, emotionally, and socially.

  • I believe that students should be regularly assessed using a variety of methods and feedback to improve their knowledge and skills.

  • In my classes I strive to create a positive and focused learning environment that fosters individual and team excellence in the performing arts.  

 Coaching Rates
THE ACTOR'S INK : from page to stage

The Actor's Ink was founded in 2005 and focuses on private and group acting instruction for students of all skill level and backgrounds.  Our focus is on the following:

  • Audition Techniques & Preparation

  • Character Development & Script Analysis

  • Private Voice Lessons & Coaching

30 minute coaching - $25.00

45 minute coaching - $35.00

60 minute coaching - $50.00

90 minute coaching - $75.00

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