Spotlight on Serena, Music Teacher
1. How did you come to teach for ETM-LA? What is your background in music?
I can’t even count the amount of times students have said to me music is their favorite part of the day or that it’s why they come to school. I’ve seen the impact of music education in many aspects of their lives. When I walk through the campus I hear the students singing hello to me or singing a song we’ve learned. They will come to the classroom and tell me about a connection they made with their math or reading lesson from music. While working with instruments, I have seen students learn responsibility and self-discipline. I really believe a music program changes the whole environment of a school for the better.
4. Why did you choose to pursue teaching music as a career?