Paula Bryant

Music Teacher

Education: Kent State University- BS in Music Ed. K-12th grades, Shenandoah University- MME Masters of Music Ed.

Bio

Paula graduated with honors from Kent State and Shenandoah University. She has been married for 44 years and has 4 married children and 15 grandchildren.

Her music/dance background includes:
Concert Master of Kent State University Orchestra and 1st Violin in Faculty/Student String Quartet.
Music substitute teacher at the American School in Manila, Philippines.
Music teacher grades 6-8 at Sterling Park Middle School and Powhatan School (30th year). Includes singing, strings, recorder, hand chimes, and Orff instructions.
Private violin and dance teacher – (Intermittent over 45 years).
Substitute teacher in Portland and Corvallis Oregon & Northern Virginia – elementary, middle, & high schools.
Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Guitar instructor for Community Arts Programs in Oregon and Shenandoah University.
Member of the Manila Symphony 1968-1970 (professional orchestra).
Member of the Philippine Philharmonic orchestra 1968-1970 (professional orchestra).
Member of Ballet Company in Manila, Philippines 1968-1970 (professional ballet company).
Member of the Mormon Choir of Washington D.C. for 3 years.
Church stake and ward choir director and stake and ward music chairman for over 30 years.

Hobbies

Knitting, crocheting, sewing, journaling, doing crossword and regular puzzles, reading, calligraphy, visiting and making special items for my grandchildren, and genealogy.

Favorite Quotes

“The quality of your work is the measure of your character.”- Anonymous

“Perhaps the greatest charity comes when we are kind to each other, when we don’t judge or categorize someone else, when we simply give each other the benefit of the doubt or remain quiet. Charity is accepting someone’s differences, weaknesses, and shortcomings; having patience with someone who has let us down; or resisting the impulse to become offended when someone doesn’t handle something the way we might have hoped. Charity is refusing to take advantage of another’s weakness and being willing to forgive someone who has hurt us. Charity is expecting the best of each other. ” - Marvin J. Ashton