2Education High School: New Bern High School, ’79 Bachelor of Music: University of North Carolina at Greensboro, ’84(Mu Phi Epsilon: Honors Music Fraternity)Master of Music:East Carolina University, ’92Postgraduate research in traditional music, (A.B.D.):Univ. of Edinburgh, Scotland, ‘99
3The National and State Standards on display in my classroom.
4Teaching Experience: Bangert Elementary School: January ’99 to present Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (Glasgow, Scotland):guest lecturer in traditional music ’97International Council for Traditional Music:lecturer and presenter in Durham, England ’96J. T. Barber ElementaryOaks Road ElementaryTrent Park ElementaryBridgeton ElementaryF. R. Danyus ElementaryBlackville Elementary, Middle, and High Schools, S. C.:Aug to Jan. 1987New BernAug to Jan. 1993
5Students improvising and composing contrasting patterns to perform as a group
6Student using a pentatonic scale to create ostinati to accompany songs
7Students creating contrasting phrases using a pentatonic scale.
8Movement and Danceare important elementsof Music lessons
92nd grade students composing, reading, writing, and playing using music notation.
10Advanced Recorder Karate Ensemble (4th and 5th graders)
11Performances:Examples fromConcertsMusical revuesMusical plays
12Paint the Town December Musical show featuring 1st, 3rd, and 5th gradersIntegrating visual art and famous artists
13Bring Your Passport Original script by Meredith H. Inserra Musical show featuring Kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th gradersOriginal script by Meredith H. InserraMulti-cultural trip around the world with music
17There's No Place Like Home 3rd grade Spring Show Script and characters created by a team of3rd grader writers:Maggie Craze, Devan Corcoran,Tori Eure, Brook Wheeler,Emily Sanborn, andVirginia SchnorenbergIntegrating writing and sciencewith the study ofanimal habitats
22Three All-County Chorus logos I designed Embrace the Music
23Technology Advanced in: Microsoft Word,Microsoft Excel,Microsoft PowerPoint,Finale (music notation),Internet,Web development,Adobe Photoshop Elements15 years experience on bothMac and PC platformsWorkshop leader to help other music teachers develop web sites and use technology in their teaching
24My web site Music at Bangert Click the link above to go “live” to HomeThe Music ClassroomLinks and GamesMystery ComposerWish ListThis Week's LinkMagic Music WordRecorder KarateAlto RecorderAll-County ChorusWhy Music Education?NC SymphonyAbout Your TeacherComposer LinksYou Can Help!What's New?Contact "Miss Harley"Music CurriculumK Curriculum1st Curriculum2nd Curriculum3rd Curriculum4th CurriculumMywebsiteMusic at BangertWelcome to Parents, Students, and VisitorsPlease take a few moments to browse this site. If you scroll down, the links to my pages are on the left. You can see pictures from past shows and find cool links. This site is updated regularly, so check back often to see what's new.Hello from your Music Teacher,Meredith Harley Inserra,still known to most students as"Miss Harley."On this web site you can:get news from the Music Roomfind the Magic Music Wordget Recorder Karate newsfind out what your child is studyingvisit some cool music linksplay free music gamesread interesting music quotesfind out how you can help Click here to download the Music Newsletter!Special thanks toKylefor his first grade portrait of me playing my guitar.Click the linkabove to go“live” tomy web site
26I have traveled extensively throughout North America and Europe. I lived in Europe for 5 years as well.Travel and living abroad have given me a global perspectiveas well as valuable experience with various cultures
28Students of the arts learn to think creatively and to solve problems byimagining various solutions, rejectingoutdated rules and assumptions.Questions about the artsdo not have only one right answer.
29A study of the arts provides children with an internal glimpse of other cultures and teachesthem to be empathetic towards the people ofthese cultures. This development of compassionand empathy, as opposed to development ofgreed and a "me first" attitude, provides abridge across cultural chasms that leads torespect of other races at an early age.
30“Without music, life is a journey through a desert.” ~Pat Conroy, author~
31“Music was my refuge.I could crawlinto the spacebetween thenotes and curlmy back toloneliness.”~MayaAngelou~
32“Music training isa more potent instrument than any other becauserhythm andharmony find their way into thesecret placesof the soul.”~Plato~
33“If a child hears fine music from the day of his birth, and learns to play it himself, he develops sensitivity, discipline, and endurance.He gets abeautiful heart.”~Shinichi Suzuki~