This week’s #TeacherTuesday, Dr. Jenny Neff, uses humor and purposeful stories to build a long-lasting rapport with her band students at Bala Cynwyd Middle School in Lower Merion School District. Even when she was young, she was always involved with music and enjoyed working with kids and teaching others. And a stint as the marching band drum major in high school sealed the deal.
Jenny enjoys helping kids grow through the lens of music, helping to be a guide through life’s challenges, and celebrating their successes. “While most people only see the ‘product’ we perform, the ‘process’ and growth are very rewarding,” she says.
She works to provide her students with “a musically engaging experience as individuals and ensemble members.” She also focuses on providing “a good listening ear for students who are working through life’s daily issues or thoughts.”
Let us know what other teachers put the melody in students’ lives and we’ll feature them in an upcoming #TeacherTuesday.