Teacher Feature: Edison School of the Arts School 47 Music Teacher, Amber Price
Amber Price, General Music Teacher at Edison School of the Arts School 47 was selected to attend the Kennedy Center Arts Integration Conference in June 2017 on behalf of Any Given Child Indy. Ms. Price will be attending the conference from June 26 – 28 in Arlington, Virginia.
When asked about what she is most looking forward to, Ms. Price said, “I am very excited about the opportunity to attend the arts integration conference in June. I truly believe in arts integration for children, and this will be a wonderful example of how to incorporate the arts and learning. I am thrilled I will get to experience many examples of arts integration by expert teachers, and will enjoy bringing these ideas back and sharing them with other teachers at my school.”
About Ms. Price
Ms. Price is the elementary general music teacher at the Edison School of the Arts, where she teaches kindergarten through 5th grade music classes. On top of teaching elementary music classes, she also helps with the middle school instrumental music program and teaches kindergarten creative movement classes.
The arts have always been a part of her life, from dance classes, to singing in her church choir, and majoring in music education playing the saxophone. Ms. Price grew up in East Texas where she received her Bachelor of Music degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. After moving to Indiana, she received her Master of Music Education degree, with an emphasis in Orff Schulwerk, from Anderson University in 2012.
Ms. Price is a certified Orff Schulwerk teacher. She completed all 3 levels, and master classes, of the Orff Schulwerk teacher training program, from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Orff Schulwerk is a music and movement based approach for teaching music education to children that was created by German composer, Carl Orff.
Ms. Price has an adorable little dog named Bouncer who loves to go on walks. When she is not spoiling her dog, she enjoys making jewelry, and selling it online and at various craft shows around Central Indiana. She also enjoys doing projects around the house, traveling, and spending time with her friends and family!