Dana has been teaching music and movement to children and directing children’s choirs for preschool through high school age children for 11 years in churches and schools both in Oregon and Iowa. She looks forward to now teaching music and directing the choirs and musicals here in Illinois at Immanuel Lutheran School.
BA Music, Theatre/Dance from Luther College (Decorah, IA)
500 hr. certification in Kids’ and Family Yoga and special training in Children’s Yoga Therapy (for children with ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s)
When I am not teaching I love to read, sing, dance, be outside in God’s creation, and I especially enjoy traveling with my husband and three kids. We love to travel and serve on mission trips together sharing our love and God’s word as a family.
Philosophy of Teaching
I believe in helping children to find their “voice” not only in their musical talents but as a child of God. We will learn the basics of reading music, singing, and playing instruments, then give the students room to create music of their own. In giving them the freedom to learn and explore within a creative setting in the fine arts, they grow in their confidence, as well as in their relationship with Christ.