This famous photograph was taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Time Magazine in 1950. It's called "Ode to Joy", and it perfectly conveys my own love for teaching music to young people. This year will be my 6th year at St. Mary's. I'm looking forward to sharing my own love for music with students in our general music classes, the SMS Chorus, Bell Choir, Performing Arts Club, Recorder Club, and Drum Circle. My hope is to help students think critically and creatively while developing an understanding of humanity and culture through a meaningful appreciation of music.