Ms. Irene Tang
What music is to me....
When I was young, I had the opportunity to try different activities such as: sports, dance, and art.
I loved all of those activities, but when I started music class it was a totally different experience. I was a very shy kid and got very nervous when I had to perform or talk in front of people but I built up my confidence and discovered my personality through music and playing the piano.
Today, I am directing a choir with more than 100 members and have the courage to present in front of my colleagues!
Why I teach...
Teaching music not only teaches a skill, it introduces a new language, a universal language that can be shared with anyone and everyone around us!
Music is healing. As a music educator, my goal is to foster a safe environment for students to grow musically, mentally, and emotionally. I want students to not only play an instrument, but also be able to turn to music when they need emotional support.
I believe in the spirit of excellence. Teaching is not a job, but a privilege.
We as educators must instill our love for teaching through our actions.