Thursday, May 23, 2019
Cda Autobiography Essay
I am Larissa R. Hall and I was born to John L. and Wilma R. Hall on February 17th in Utica, NY. They knew I was going to be a special person because I was born on my grandmothers 50th birthday. I have 3 siblings, 2 brothers and 1 sister of which I am the second oldest. I currently reside in Philadelphia, PA and attended school in the Philadelphia Public domesticate System. I am a medical specialtyian by heart, mind and soul who has a passion for children.While attending the Girard Academic Music Program, initially for singing, I learned to play the trombone and was also taught harmony theory, how to read and write melody, which only increased my love for harmony all the more. After getting a full(a) grasp on the trombone I decided to pick up the trumpet and taught myself how to play that as well. Upon graduating high school I attended Eastern University where I studied music education and church music. Later, I transferred to Temple University and there I studied Jazz performan ce with a minor in music education.I have always had a great connection with children and during my early teenage years I obtained my first job which was babysitting for some friends of the family. I enjoyed being with children so much that my first real-world paying job was at a summer camp. Between volunteering at the church Vacation Bible civilise and working at the summer camp I realized I have a great connection with children and can help make a difference in their lives and that is what I seek to do.I have since been employed at a few different childcare facilities along with a music store and book store but no matter what I always found myself returning to working in either a childcare or school setting. Recently, I had the privilege to work at an elementary school for 5 years. Initially, I was hired to be a lunchroom aide, but aft(prenominal) careful observation I was granted the opportunity to become their music pick uper. This was an honor to me because I had not yet r eceived a degree in music.I taught the choir and I was able to pass on my knowledge of music theory to children in grades K-8th. I was employed as the instrumental music teacher and taught beginner piano, trumpet, flute, clarinet and saxophone lessons. This was most of the childrens first experience in learning a musical instrument and I was honored to be the person to impart my knowledge into them. Unfortunately, it was time for me to move on from this place of employment and as I searched for other employment I was led to other childcare facility, where I am still employed.I have been at the Jenkintown Day Nursery for 2 years now and although sometimes challenging, it has indeed been a rewarding opportunity. During this time, I had an urge to get a better understanding of how to properly care for children and to further my education in Early Childhood Education. I thought and prayed long and hard about this and the door was opened for me to fulfill this desire. Now, I am taking c lasses to obtain my CDA and words cant put forward the excitement I feel in being able to fulfill this.Upon completion of my CDA, I plan on getting my software documentation to teach music to preschool aged children. Even though I am already working in the field and teaching music too, I desire to have the certification to do this. Just knowing that I am fulfilling the things I was meant to do is an exciting feeling and to know that I can do both, childcare and teach music, makes this opportunity even more rewarding.