I am very excited to be a part of the Venus ISD family. This will be my fifth year at Venus Elementary and it has been a pleasure getting to know all my students and building their musicianship through musical experience. I have been enjoying sharing music with students in the Fort Worth/Dallas area for the past 12 years. The teaching method of the Hungarian composer and music educator, Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967) is the basis of my teaching style. Kodaly states that music should be "presented in such a way that it was not a torture, but a joy for the pupil, so that it would instill in the child a thirst for finer music and affect his or her level of taste in a way that would last for a lifetime."