• 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 completed on the Master of Music Education degree 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; 

    Workshop Sessions: Music and Moods for Teachers; Music Strategies for the Academic Classroom; How to Get Started in Modern Band; Active DE-stressing With Music; Modern Band in the Elementary General Music Classroom; 

    Membership to Professional Organizations and Honors:

    Pennsylvania Music Educators' Association (PMEA)

    National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

    Pennsylvania State Educators' Association (PSEA)

    PDE/PMEA sanctioned Music Will trainer for the state of Pennsylvania

    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 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 (2017-Present). She is a sought after private instructor and previously had a studio at David's Music House in McMurray, Pa. (2012-2015)


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Last Modified on February 16, 2024