"The tone of my life has been one of music, school and service to the community. I channel my musical talents towards helping children experience the joys of music. I view music as a vehicle for soothing souls and strengthening character. It is in this way I hope to impact my students. It is one thing to play music for others to enjoy, but for me the real satisfaction will be helping children develop the ability to appreciate music. As a teacher I give a gift to my students that transcends time and space, a gift that is enduring. I give my students the gift of music, a gift for which they will always be grateful."