Music Class- The overture to a great musical adventure!
Greetings! I will be your guide as we begin this great adventure called....Music! My name is Mrs. Meerdink. Growing up, I had two ideas for a career. I wanted to be a Pediatric Cardiologist or an ELA Teacher. When I was in 9th grade, I borrowed my sister's clarinet (without asking....when no one was home.......) and taught myself to play. I had to be sneaky because my parents told me I was too old to start taking up an instrument (we couldn't afford an instrument when I was in 5th grade). I loved it! I started playing in October and surprised my family by playing a solo in church for Christmas. I was asked to play on the worship team and have played the clarinet ever since. When I went to JCC, a professor suggested going to Fredonia for Music Education. I did! I decided I was going to be a band teacher. For part of my training I had to take a class in Elementary General Music and I loved every minute of it. I knew that was what I was going to do for the rest of my life. The last 16 years teaching elementary music at Frewsburg has been a great adventure! One lesson I have learned: find what you like and do it!