Laura Ackert is in her 27th year as a general music teacher for the Mount Vernon City School District. She currently teaches at Twin Oak and Columbia Elementary Schools. Mrs. Ackert has both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Music Education from Capital University. She is a member of the Central Ohio American Orff-Schulwerk Association and the Tri-City Kodaly Educators. She holds a Kodaly certificate and a Level 1 Orff-Schulwerk certificate. She is also certified in the World Music Drumming Curriculum. She is a director of music for MTVarts IQ and an adjunct professor of music at MVNU. She resides in Mount Vernon with her husband, cats, and child. She loves to travel, read and spend time with her family.
Be Musical at Home:
Listen to music while you do your school/homework.
Sing every day!
Make up a new song.
Have a dance party...or play Freeze Dance.
Teach someone a song that you know.
Make your own drum or rattle out of materials that you find around the house.
Listen to a piece of instrumental music and draw a picture of what the music makes you imagine.
Ask a family member about their favorite song or style of music.
Listen to a style of music that you would not normally listen to.
Tap your toes, or clap your hands to the beat of a song that you love.