Music & Movement
15 Years of Teaching Experience
Music has always been an important part of Tracy's life. From her first job offer at age 5 to play the organ at the grand opening of a local music store to her current role as Music Specialist at GPS. Tracy's enthusiasm is contagious and the children of GPS look forward to their time with her discovering songs, instruments, dance and expression. She helps children create sound by experimenting with a wide variety of hand-held instruments while developing both motor and social skills. Hearing the subtle differences in sound and pitch also increases phonemic awareness which greatly improves early reading skills. Each year students participate in the annual Spring Sing performance at a local high school. This yearly event is a GPS favorite and is sure to impress as classes sing and perform in both English and Spanish.
"Music energizes and brings smiles and laughter to every occasion and injects elements of fun, creativity and collaboration into learning. I feel so lucky to be sharing the children's expression with them and see the sparkle in their eyes!"