• About...Mrs. Betschart!
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    Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Science in Music Education earned from Slippery Rock University, 1998.

    Major Instrument: Flute

    Graduate Work: coursework complete on the Master of Music Education, at The Pennsylvania State University

    Major Instrument: Voice

    Research Interests:

    Popular Music/Rock and Roll, Curriculum/Instruction, Music Listening/Preferences, Music and the Brain

    Recent Publication(s): Unit plan on the polka for the Smithsonian Folkways website, as a result of a summer course/workshop at Penn State

    Membership to Professional Organizations:

    Pennsylvania Music Educators' Association (PMEA)

    National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

    National Flute Association (NFA)

    Pennsylvania State Educators' Association (PSEA)

    Favorite Class to Teach: General Music Appreciation, but all music classes have special places in my heart!

    Favorite Quotes:
    "The beauty of life depends on the view from your window at the time the question is asked." (P.R.Karns)

    "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." (Wm. Arthur Ward)

    Other notable items: Mrs. Betschart has presented posters at research poster sessions of the annual state conference of the Pennsylvania Music Educators' Association. She also has had a lesson-unit plan published on the Smithsonian Folkways website and currently has presented workshop sessions on integrating music with general classroom curriculum.

    Mrs. Betschart is currently the assistant music ministry director for McDonald Presbyterian Church. She is a sought after private instructor and previously had a studio at David's Music House in McMurray, Pa.


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Last Modified on September 1, 2018