It’s music to her ears for High Point Academy Spartanburg’s Elementary Teacher Spotlight for January. Mrs. Jocelyn Biggs is in her second year of teaching music education to kindergarten through fifth-graders. She also teaches the Middle School Choir.
When students come into the music room, Mrs. Biggs hopes they enjoy their experience and find it as a place to unwind and destress. She also hopes students will grow to love music, just as she does. “I love music, and I want my students to discover the magic of it too. Each child is naturally musical, and I love helping them discover their musicality. It’s wonderful to see even the quiet students master the fundamental elements of music.”
During their time in the music room, students enjoy playing singing games, exploring instruments, improvising lyrics, and dancing to silly songs. She says students don’t even realize they are learning when they learn through play. Another goal for students is to learn to read music. Mrs. Biggs says, “Students should feel confident and prepared enough in their music reading to join chorus or band in middle school.”
Off-campus, Mrs. Biggs enjoys playing the ukulele and spending time with her husband. Some of their favorite things to do are read books, watch Disney Plus, play board games, and spend time with church friends.
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