About Sharon

A music teacher, clinician, and author, Sharon Burch developed an effective
method using fiction and fantasy to teach musical concepts to her preschool
through third grade students. Freddie the Frog puppet was the star and
quickly became the students favorite musical friend and best teacher.
Sharon designs and creates Freddie the Frog resources for the music
classroom.

In growing demand as a clinician, Sharon and Freddie share their interactive
teaching methods in elementary music with educational groups across the
country. Energized teachers realize the “magic of Freddie” and fun in the
sessions. As an author/presenter, Sharon advocates the multiple benefits of
music education in a child¹s brain development.

Sharon holds a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Truman University in
Kirksville, Missouri, and a Masters’ Degree as a Professional Educator from
Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. She also holds a certification in
piano instruction from the International Piano Teaching Foundation developed
by Dr. Robert Pace. She has served as a vocal and piano instructor, and
taught preschool through 8th grade general music and directed junior high
and high school choirs.

She makes her home in the rolling hills of southern Iowa with her husband,
Bill, and two children, Alex and Morgan. Sailing is the family hobby.
Someday they hope to sail the Sea of Music to Treble Clef Island!

You can email Sharon at: sharon@freddiethefrogbooks.com

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