MUSIC / PRESCHOOL – 8TH GRADE
I am so excited to join the staff at CHP as the music teacher. I hold a Bachelor’s of Music Degree from Heidelberg University and a Master’s Degree in Teaching from Marygrove College. I have taught in the Cranford, Parsippany, and Readington Township school districts. For the past 20 years, I have owned and operated my own piano studio in which I was able to share my love of music with so many amazing students.
Teaching is my opportunity to share my passion for music and the arts with my students. Music has been an essential part of my life, and I am so excited to share my knowledge and experience with the students at CHP. I am rewarded every time I have the opportunity to share my knowledge with a student and witness their growth and the effect that music has in their lives.
Grade 4 Student Pranavi at the United Nations! Peace Day celebrations took place at the United Nations Headquarters on Friday, September 20th. CHP 4th grader, Pranavi Sivakumar, had an opportunity to participate in this International Day of Peace Student Observance. This memorable experience for Pranavi is best described in her own words: “We waited in line for almost three hours. When we finally were able to sit down inside the U.N., we listened to many speeches about climate change. I also met my dance teacher there. She performed very nicely. I was paying close attention. I was the most excited person in my life!”
The Multiple Advantages of a Multilingual CurriculumThere have been a number of studies in recent years that suggest people who speak more than one language are in fact more intelligent. An article written by the New York Times highlights that learning multiple languages could improve cognitive skills beyond those related to language, which is a considerably different viewpoint than previously thought.