About Miss Martin...
I will be your child's band teacher throughout their career at Bear Creek. Here is some information about me for you!
This will be my 5th year as a band director and my first here at Bear Creek. I taught at the Solanco School district for 3 years before coming to Etown. I am originally from Maryland but went to college here in Etown and am currently taking courses at University of the Arts to obtain my M.Ed. On the side, I am a private woodwinds teacher.
I still perform as much as I can throughout the Lancaster area. I am a sub-in bass player and tenor saxophone player for many jazz groups and currently play bass in the Etown College-Community orchestra every semester. My primary instrument in college was the flute and I still enjoy playing and performing on that whenever I get the chance.
Ever since I can remember, I wanted to be a music teacher. I taught myself guitar when I was 5 years old and remember trying to teach my stuffed animals how to play it as well (they couldn't get the fingers right but I think now I should try again since I have a degree)! I love teaching and playing and I hope to instill that love in every child I have the opportunity to teach. Music is a life long gift that keeps giving if you let it.
We are going to have a fantastic year and I cannot wait to get to know every student and family. I will be sending monthly newsletters home to keep families in the loop as well as communicate via phone, email, and Remind texts when applicable. I look forward to working together with you to enrich the lives of our kids and if you ever have questions, concerns, or comments you know you are always welcome to send me an email or give me a call.
Fun Facts About Me!
Favorite Sports Teams-
I am a HUGE Capitals and Steelers fan. I also love to play volleyball!
Favorite Type of Music -
Jazz, rock, classical, and anything that can get me groovin'!
My Family -
My mother is also a music educator and one of my biggest influences. My father is a high school principal who likes to say he can play the kazoo pretty well! I have a very loving boyfriend and 2 lovely kitties, Clio and Champion, who I love posting pictures of!
Hobbies & Interests -
I love to play volleyball, do yoga, play disc golf and play with my cats. I also love hiking and going to the beach with my friends and family!