Meet Mrs. Rhyne
Mrs. Rhyne obtained her Bachelor of Music Education degree at the University of Nebraska. (Go Big Red!) She received her Master of Music Education degree at the University of North Texas. She has also had training in the music methods of Orff and Kodaly.
Mrs. Rhyne plays the piano very well. She began taking piano lessons when she was six years old. From many hours of practicing, she can play almost any notes of music put in front of her, though she enjoys classical music most. She also played the flute in her school band. In college, she had to learn to play string, woodwind, brass, and even percussion instruments and can play some simple tunes on most instruments.
Mrs. Rhyne has taught music in many different settings. She began teaching K-6 General Music in the small town of Eastland, Texas. The overseas experience of teaching music to Arab children was enjoyed in Ajloun, Jordan. In Bryan, Texas, she adapted her K-5 teaching to different cultures including many African-Americans and bi-lingual Spanish students. Marrying a New York, country man changed her job to a K-12 music position where she taught general music up to sixth grade and conducted a Junior High Chorus and Senior High Chorus. Several Broadway shows for field trips and having Hannukah and Christmas songs (as well as others) in our Winter Concerts were part of the New York life. Moving near Oklahoma City brought Native American Indians, Vietnamese, Hispanic, African-American, and White students into the teaching scene. Settling between Texas and New York guided her to the Jonesborough area where she enjoys the country atmosphere and friendly people (like Texans.) She has taught music over 35 years, and her heart's desire is to share the love of music with her students as they learn more about music.