I am excited to announce that I will now be offering…
I have enjoyed teaching guitar and voice lessons for the past 5+ years. I majored in Music in college and just love everything about equipping others to learn and grow musically. It burdens my heart that the arts are being taken out of schools right and left. That was my favorite part of my educational experience growing up! I cannot imagine what life would have been like for me had I not been involved in band, chorus and musical theater from elementary to high school.
After moving twice and having to give up the lessons I was teaching, I began brainstorming of a better way to do this.
And then it came to me… hello, video chatting!
I have already taught a couple lessons online and it works great! The nice thing about using a computer for lessons, is you can have all of your chords, notes, etc. right there in front of you without printing out a million pieces of paper or carrying around a notebook to keep track of (that was one of the most time-consuming parts of teaching lessons – writing out the notes!) I also love that I can record practice videos for you to practice during the week.
PLUS, the real kicker about this whole thing…
You can do it all in the comfort of your own home!! Never be late for a lesson again. :)
Sound exciting?! I know I am.
If you are interested, just click on over to the “What I Offer” tab at the top of the page and read about the process of registering.
I look forward to teaching you!
Just wanted to share a recent message that Josh gave at Source (our student ministry at Church @ the Springs). Even though it was intended for students, I felt like I needed this reminder as well! Hope you enjoy. :)
*The video blacks out after the bumper (from :44-1:23) so feel free to skip ahead or grab something to eat. :)
Main Point: Show your faith by helping someone in need.
“What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions?” James 2:14. The big question for the night was, “If you were put on trial for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?” Sometimes we know just the right “Christian” thing to say, don’t we? Our prayers sound fancy, but they lack a humble heart. We wear the Christian T-shirts that says, “Jesus is my homeboy” or “God answers Knee-mail!” Maybe even a Jesus fish on your bumper. What are we doing to show our faith to people in need? We learned that we cannot earn salvation (Ephesians 2:8-10). We are not saved by good works but saved FOR good works! If you are a follower of Christ, it should be completely obvious! Students were encouraged to find practical ways to serve others this week!Read More
I am officially back to work. I cannot believe how fast this summer flew by! It was filled with so many wonderful trips and opportunities… I wish I could do it all over again. Instead, I am left to revisit all my blog posts of the past couple months and embrace nostalgia. But you know, I probably didn’t blog enough of the great memories of this summer and for that I am very disappointed. But I am trying to change that and keep this blog updated a bit more. :) On that note…
August is a sneaky, little month.
I always forget that it’s coming so soon (more like, dreading it). And this year we started back sooo early… on my mom’s birthday, as a matter of fact - August 5th (public schools don’t start back until the 15th). But don’t feel too sorry for me, there are definitely some benefits of starting back early. We get a fall break AND a thanksgiving break, plus a pretty long Christmas break (a month long!) so I am more than content. I am loving my schedule so far too – I have four classes a day, including a high school chorus that I’m really excited about teaching (looking for great Christmas music/musicals right now, by the way, so feel free to leave me any suggestions!) I love being with kids all day, it makes me even more excited about having my own one day! Although, I’ve learned that my stern face comes a lot easier than I would have thought. Teaching has become a passion for me. Surprisingly so. Probably because I get to teach one of my greatest passions since I was a young girl… music. :)
One of the many perks of being a school teacher… SPRING BREAK!
My vacation started as soon as I left my classroom on Friday. I am really looking forward to enjoying a week off. While I’m definitely going to cherish some relaxation time and fun in the sun, I also have a few things that I’d like to accomplish. As my husband always says, I won’t ever get things done if I don’t have a plan. So here is my attempt at planning out my free time. (Yes, it sounds crazy – but coming from a man who always gets things done, he would know!)
1) Get some sleep.
This is a definite must this spring break. Long gone are the days of sleeping in till 9 or 10. I may not be able to sleep in that long with the beautiful sun beating through my window; but I’m going to at least enjoy relaxing and taking my time to get up, instead of rushing to get ready.
2) Decorate master bedroom/bathroom.
We’ve lived in our house for one year now, and sadly our bedroom hasn’t changed much since we moved in. This is the color scheme I am going for. Blue, greens, and natural wood colors. We already have the wood furniture (which I have grown to love) and a teal quilt. I just need to tie in some decorative pillows and wall art to spruce things up.
I’m going for more of the natural look in our bathroom. This was the closest thing I could find to the color of our walls and countertops. I like the idea of the curtain as a window treatment. I may do that for the one window we have, although I do like the natural lighting.
3) Write a new song.
Like I stated in a recent post, writing hasn’t come easy for me in awhile. But I’m going to take this week to seek the Lord and what He’s laid on my heart to share… and then write it. Truthfully.
Those are just a few of the plans for this week! I also want to enjoy a beach day with Josh. Hopefully we’ll make it down there for the weekend. I am in desperate need of some Vitamin D. :)
I am a horrible blogger. I blame it on the fact that I talk way too much in real life and cannot sit down long enough to gather a coherent thought. But anyway, I thought it would be good to update those of you who do happen to read this and wonder how and where I’ve been.
I started a new job! It’s the story of my life, but I think I may actually keep this one awhile. Haha. I am now the music and art teacher at a private school. Just call me, Mrs. Robinson. ;) It’s been so great. I loved my old job at Eagle Eye and wouldn’t have left it for any other job except this one. Teaching music and art doesn’t even feel like work, but more like a passion. I teach a 7th grade music class every day. And 3 year olds – 6th grade classes once a week for music and art. :)
I am also finishing up my last semester of college. I take two afternoon theology classes on Tuesday and Thursdays – Problems in Philosophy and the Life of Paul. I found out today that I won’t have a paper due in either of those classes… so I am praising the Lord for this! I can’t wait to learn more. This is one of the great things about attending bible college – learning is fun, because it’s more than just growing mentally, but spiritually as well.
Let’s see… what else is new with me? Oh yes, my little sister is getting married this year! So I plan on spending lots of time helping her prepare for the big day on June 18th. Via the el Skyp-o. She lives four hours away. Boo to that.
That’s pretty much it. I have enjoyed these past couple years living in Alabama. The culture is a little bit different, but a good change. I think I am like that reptile (wait, let me google it)… a chameleon, yes… that changes colors to adapt to its environment. I find I adapt, and even enjoy, change. And like someone pointed out to me the other day, teaching will be a good job for me… because I’ll get a new group of students every year!Read More