Q: How or why did you becoming involved with the Haldeman After School Program?
The previous student music teachers at the center recruited me and Jasmine to take over when they left.
Q: What kind of work do you do with the students?
I teach students musical concepts though playing games, listening and responding to music, using movement with corresponding music, and playing some instruments.
Q: What’s been your most memorable or rewarding experience you’ve had since becoming a volunteer?
I helped teach a small group of students to sing the “Star Spangled Banner” for their school music class. They were so excited about it that they wanted to sing it for their parents to start the Haldeman Showcase program. That was an extremely rewarding experience.
Q: Why do you think the Haldeman After School Program is a vital asset to the community?
I believe that the Haldeman Center After School Program is vital to the community because it provides the children with a safe and nourishing place to go when they need it and gives them opportunities to continue learning in fun ways even after school has dismissed.
Q: What would you say to someone thinking about getting involved with the Haldeman After School Program?
I would say to someone thinking about getting involved to just go for it! There is always something that can be done to make a positive impact on these young students and it is well worth the time to get involved.
Hometown: West Chester, OH
Music Education - Vocal major at MSU