About Me

Welcome to Janine’s Music Room!

JSLheadshotMy hope is that you will find some interesting and inspiring ideas here. We’re often told that great teachers steal ideas from each other, and I think that the more we can share our best practices, the better music education will be for every child out there!

I earned my Bachelor of Music from Lawrence University and my Master of Music from Boston University, both with an emphasis in music education. Currently, I am teaching music at an international school, where I’m learning just as much as the students! My class curriculum is based on the International Baccalaureate, which has been a real learning experience. Although it has some similarities to my American teacher training, it moves in some very different directions too.

Teaching keeps me pretty busy, both in and out of school, but I spend the rest of my time with my wonderful husband and my two little boys. I also play the violin and sing, and most recently, I have taken on a new challenge and started learning classical accordion.

I hope that my ramblings here will inform, encourage, and inspire you, and I hope that you will share some of your thoughts and teaching ideas here as well.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

21 Responses to About Me

  1. Tamela Gonzalez says:

    Hi Janine, I am teaching music at a PYP school in Central Florida — Dundee Elementary Academy. Do you mind me asking where are you located? Are you in Florida? Could you pleases respond to me via email?
    Thanks, Tami

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