Some photos taken from activities as a music educator, piano teacher, cantor/soloist, accompanist/pianist, choir coach (adult and children's choir) and performer.
Geraldine's passion for music and education began at the very young age when she was first introduced to the piano and started singing simple songs.
A veteran with over fifteen years relevant experience teaching Music and Exceptional Education in Early Childhood, PreK-8 in Montessori School, K-7 in Richmond City Public Schools and presently a teacher at Henrico County Public Schools. She holds a valid Virginia Teaching License in Music for Vocal/Choral PreK-12, Intellectual Disabilities K-12, Specific Learning Disabilities K-12 and Emotional Disturbance K-12. Highly Qualified Teacher in core content areas of Mathematics, Science, English/Reading and History/Social Science as defined by Virginia Department of Education.
Originally from Philippines, Geraldine came to the US to continue her teaching career. She received two Bachelor degrees in Music: Bachelor of Music in Music Education with concentration both in Piano and Voice (Associate Degree of Bachelor of Music in Piano & Vocal Performance) and Bachelor of Science in Education, Major in Music Education at Santa Isabel College Conservatory of Music. She also earned a certificate and finished the Graduate Program in Special Education. She intends on continuing her own growth as music educator in the country. At present, she is a teacher in one of the schools in the district in their area.
Geraldine shares her musical talent in the Richmond community. She is actively involved as a performer, vocal coach, choral director, pianist accompanist in various music functions and activities. Aside from being a music educator, she is also a member of local Church choir in the area. She was called for an audition for Richmond Symphony Chorus couple of years ago. An active member of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond Filipino Commission.
Throughout her music career, she educates students in all age groups, levels and abilities from preschool to adult. Her administrative and teaching experiences, various accomplishments and music background for several years of teaching enable her to easily cope up working in different situations. It made a huge impact in her teaching career both as music and exceptional education teacher in different age group and backgrounds. She loves teaching, and finds it exciting to bring out the hidden talents within her students, and help them to believe in themselves. Her diverse work history gave her the opportunity to develop such skills in the areas of flexibility and ability to adjust in all types of people and situations.
Her professional music affiliations are as follows: the nation's music organizations Music Teacher’s National Association (MTNA), Virginia Music Teachers Association (VMTA), Richmond Music Teachers Association (RMTA), National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC), Richmond Music Study Club (RMSC), Virginia Music Educators Association (VMEA), Virginia Choral Directors Association (VCDA), American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), The National Association for Music Education (NAfME, former MENC), The Filipino Commission and James River Virginia Orff Chapter - AOSA.
Her philosophy is, “Music to inspire, educate and heal.”