Hi! My name is Terri Lloyd. My mission is, and has been for many years, developing music literacy for all students beginning in elementary grades.
I recently retired from Jefferson City Public Schools after more than 30 years of teaching music in three different public school systems. Most of that time was spent teaching in the elementary grades.
I am currently teaching elementary music online for the Missouri LAUNCH program and creating music education resources to support other elementary teachers like you.
Just like most music teachers, I have worn many different “hats” during my career. In addition to elementary music, I have also taught band in grades 5-12, as well as high school vocal music. I am currently on the staff at First Christian Church where I have MANY years experience working in various roles as a church musician. I am currently directing the adult handbell choir.
I am also an active performer in our community playing clarinet with Southside Philharmonic Orchestra and saxophone with Kapital Kicks Dance Band as well as performing in pit orchestras for local theatre groups.
My husband and I have two grown children but we are NOT empty nesters. Our home is a busy place. All summer we had eight people living here. Things have calmed down a bit after Thanksgiving and we are back to our more normal with three in the house.
I am NOT a fitness fanatic but my husband kind of is. He helps me keep physically active dragging me to the gym almost every week day and I try to cook healthy meals at home as often as possible.
I am kind of a technology nerd. I have been using technology in my classrooms for MANY years. In fact, I was the first teacher in our building to get a SmartBoard in their classroom. That does not happen very often in music classrooms.
When used correctly, technology can be a powerful tool. I enjoy harnessing that power and creating lessons for other classrooms.
Drop me a quick note to let me know how you are using technology in your music classrooms or what type of lessons you are in need of.