My name is Jacob Barker, and I'm an elementary general music teacher in Marshalltown, Iowa. I'm a Luther College graduate, and I'm working on my masters of music in music education at the University of Northern Iowa starting Fall of 2015. In addition to teaching, I'm also a church music director and teach beginning piano lessons.
I find that I base myself soundly in the Kodály approach to music education. As well, I am also heavily influenced by the Orff Schuelwerk approach. I think the two really complement each other quite well. Summer 2015 I completed my Kodály Level 1 certificate at Drake University, and I plan to attend again in the future to complete that training as well as begin my Orff training.
And just in case you haven't already gotten enough of me, here I am on social media: