Great music happens when the head and the feet meet in the heart.
I see teaching as an extension of my artistic work. I believe that all of life is an artistic statement – from the colors you choose to wear, the tone of your voice during conversation, the way you walk down the street, the words you choose to use when writing and the artwork you create.
I believe that every human on the planet is an artist. My role as an artist/mentor is to remind students that they are capable of great beauty. I invite back them back to a way of being that deeply values inquiry, questioning, dialogue and play. When you approach sound the same way a painter approaches paint, magic can happen at any level and at any age.
I celebrate the student like a gardener celebrates the beautiful flower as it grows before her.
You come out of the womb singing a song. You have a heartbeat that carries the rhythm of life. Music is your birthright.
Jodi is on faculty at the following institutions:Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music Jazz Department Chair, Jazz Bass, Jazz Theory and Jazz Combo Instructor Kwantlen Polytechnic University Instructor: Jazz and Pop Theory and Jazz and Pop History Capilano University Jazz Bass Instructor Arbutus Club Early Childhood Music Specialist
Jodi has given clinics/workshops at the following universities and colleges:Western Washington University
University of Saskatchewan
Saint Francis Xavier University
Western Michigan University
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
University of British Columbia, Education Faculty
Jodi has adjudicated at the at the following music festivals:Envision Jazz Festival (Surrey Jazz Festival) Brandon Jazz Festival
Music Fest Canada
Moose Jaw Optimist Band Festival
B.C. Interior Jazz Festival
West Coast Jazz Festival
Kiwanis Jazz Festival, Vancouver
Winnipeg Optimist Band Festival Capitol Region Music Fest