Hi! I'm Bryson!
I never thought I’d want to teach elementary music. Like so many of us, I always thought I was going to be the next great high school choir director. Through my undergraduate courses and field placements I soon realized that the elementary level was my zone of genius.
My classes in undergrad prepared me to be a fantastic secondary music teacher, but unfortunately I found that most of what I’ve learned about the elementary level came from a trial l by fire. I spent HOURS each week during my first couple of years out of college trying to take in as much professional development to fill in the gaps so I could be the best elementary music teacher that I could be.
Unfortunately, this isn’t an uncommon story. I’ve talked to so many music educators that felt like they spent four years in undergrad to learn how to teach secondary music and then had to figure everything else out once they got into the elementary music classroom. Once I realized my situation was anything but unique, I decided to share what I’ve learned the hard way to help early-career music educators feel confident and empowered in the elementary music classroom.
I’ve spent the past few years sharing what I’ve learned during my first few years of teaching elementary music so that other teachers don’t have to struggle before they thrive. I firmly believe that your first few years of teaching don’t have to be an uphill battle.