Welcome Back!

Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! I am excited to begin another year of learning, singing, making music and having fun with all of you!



We Need Singers!

Attention all 4th and 5th graders! Encore needs you! The after school choir will meet Mondays from 3:15-4:15 in the first semester and add Thursdays in the second semester as we prepare for our big spring musical! Choir Festival and Grandparent's Day are right around the corner so rehearsals start right away! Get info from Mrs. Berting as soon as you can or visit the new Encore Website for details!

My Latest Blog Post: Beginning Band for Dummies:

On February 6, I had the privilege of presenting a clinic at the Ohio Music Education Association conference in Cleveland Ohio along with my fabulous friend and colleague Celeste Wagner. 



Why Teach Music?

​Arts Education has been under fire lately. School budget cuts and the ever growing emphasis on standardized testing have re-ignited the age old debate over the importance of music in our schools. Music is and should always be part of every child's curriculum. Music builds our brains, strengthens our souls, feeds our spirits and preserves our culture. Here is some food for thought that you may have never considered before...




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