Hi! My name is Emily and I’m 20 years old. I’m from Weyburn Saskatchewan but am currently in my third year of music education at the University of Regina. I major on the oboe and my minor area of study is inclusive education.
So, a little bit about me. Music has always been a huge part of my life. I start taking singing lessons when I was 6 years old. As I got older, this evolved to lesson on piano, in music theory, and later, the oboe which has become my main instrument. I also played alto saxophone for 6 years. Inclusive Education has also always been something I’ve always had very strong feelings about. I started working with children with varying abilities in my teen years when I starting babysitting a young boy who was diagnosed with autism. He found a special place in my heart and my passion for this subject has only grown since then.
I am currently employed as a site-coordinator at the Before and After School Program. For this, I run a day-care-like program from 28 students aged 6 to 12 years old. I spend, on average, around 6 hours a day with these kids and love every second of it. In addition to this, I am also a program facilitator at SaskAbilities. I plan and organize activities and outings for 16-23 year olds with varying abilities. I meet with this group one evening a week to do fun activities in the community.
Furthermore, I am a dog lover, but ironically a cat mom. Some of my other hobbies include reading, hanging out with my friends, and listening to, and playing, music!