Welcome to the music page!
My name is Ms. Menichelli, and this is my tenth year teaching music. I enjoy working with students musically, and watching them grow in their ability. I believe that everyone can be musical in some way.
Most of my teaching falls under the Orff-Schulwerk philosophy. We sing, say, dance, and play. These are all important parts of learning music. I am a member of the American Orff Schulwerk Association, a professional organization to support teachers with the Orff-Schulwerk method.
Last summer in 2022, I was able to complete my final summer of Orff Schulwerk certification at Appalachian State University, making me a fully certified Orff Schulwerk teacher. This past summer in 2023, I was able to attend World Music Drumming Level 1 at Summerfield Elementary. I am so excited to use both of these trainings in class with our students.
What is Orff-Schulwerk? Click here to find out!
It is always my hope that we can expand the instruments that we use. If you are interesting in helping or donating, please let me know!