Hello parents and students! My name is Abby Baker-Lizaola. I am the Classroom Music teacher at Norris Elementary, Veterans Elementary, and Olive Drive Elementary. I am married with two amazing daughters who love music just as much as I do. I graduated from CSU Bakersfield with a degree in Music Education and am currently finishing the credential program at Point Loma Nazarene University. In addition to my undergraduate studies, I am also Kodály Level 1 certified. Zoltán Kodály believed that music education was deserved by all. He formed his own comprehensive approach to teaching music. The Kodály method uses a child-developmental approach to sequencing while introducing skills according to the capabilities of the child. The method utilizes rhythm syllables, solfege, and lots of fun dances and games. Your child will also be exposed to a number of musical genres, instruments, languages, and more. It is my hope that they will run home and tell you all about the wonderful day they had in music class and beam with pride as they share their growing knowledge of music with you. I am so looking forward to the time I will spend with your children and cannot wait to share the JOY of music with them!
Please feel free to explore the provided tabs on the benefits of music education, the Kodály Method and the CSUB Children's Choir!