Hi there! My name is David.
I love teaching music to kids! This school year marks my 9th full year as an educator in public schools. I make music with 1200 brilliant, elementary school students on a daily basis at Woodstock Elementary School in the Cherokee County Public Schools just north of Atlanta, GA.
I’m a Nebraska native and Midwesterner at heart. I graduated from Greenville College (IL) in 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance and Worship Arts and then went to the University of Missouri – Kansas City Conservatory where I earned my Master’s Degree studying Choral Conducting and Music Education (2011). I completed my Orff Schulwerk certification at Baker University in KS and I can’t say enough about how happy I am to have taken all three Orff levels and a master class!
When not teaching or writing about teaching here on the blog, I do my best to connect with other music educators around the country. I have presented clinics and workshops throughout the country at the local and state levels. I am a past president of the Mid-Michigan Orff Schulwerk Association and am an active member of the American Orff Schulwerk Association. Check out my newest adventure by looking in Apple Podcasts for “Make Moments Matter: A Music Education Podcast!”