After spending my early childhood in Boone Iowa, I grew up in Freehold, New Jersey. My education includes training from Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Clown College and an MA in special education. While pursuing a BA in theatre at the University of Iowa, I also described performances to blind audience members and developed a method of presenting theatre to blind patrons using multiple senses. Additionally, I have performed in a Deaf theatre company and taught special education. These experiences have helped me realize that everything can be experienced through multiple senses. As a Peace Corps volunteer on the island of St. Lucia, I taught the performing arts to disabled children. In particular, while teaching creative movement to Deaf and autistic students I noticed that I was actually teaching the components of music (tone, rhythm, melody, and harmony) through vision, movement, and touch. My Peace Corps classroom served as a laboratory for developing my methods of teaching music through senses in addition to sound. Subsequently, I spent several years teaching the components of music through multiple senses to disabled students, studying special education, studying dance, and researching interdisciplinary studies in an effort to further develop my theories. For details please check out my resume.
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My Focus For millennia, mankind has been bombarded with tone, tone, rhythm, and harmony through multiple senses. The first result is that tone, rhythm, melody, and harmony are deeply ingrained in mankind. Secondly, all humans have the capacity to experience these phenomena through various senses. Thirdly, this intimate familiarity with tone, rhythm, melody, and harmony has caused humans to construct the concept "music." Creativity and exploration permeate my work.