During and after obtaining a bachelors degree in music history from the College of Charleston in 2009, I was an avid recording and performing artist, focusing on the guitar. After many years of touring and performing, I decided to seek a music education certification from Huston-Tillotson University here in Austin. This has allowed me to share not only the historical and performance aspect of music, but also the appreciation, basic literacy, and creative process involved in the art form. My favorite thing about teaching music is the personal self discovery it allows in exploring the creative process. My goal at Creedmoor is to empower students to find solace in their self expression and understand a purpose in musical creativity.