Pam Orals

What instrument(s) do you play?

I play piano and sing.   I also play lots of classroom instruments, recorder and a little ukulele.

Top five songs?

“Blackbird” by the Beatles  
“Nightswimming” by REM
“Mars” from Gustav Holst’s The Planets
“Concerto in F” by Gershwin
Children’s Song #3 by Chick Corea.

What was the biggest “boost” to your musical education?

There were many boosts. First: my piano teacher in high school who inspired me.  Second: earning a full scholarship for college and loving my music professors. Third: discovering Orff Schulwerk – it really changed my teaching and I can’t imagine teaching any other way!

If I weren’t a music teacher I would probably be _______

a PE teacher or a park ranger!