The Author

Sharon Burch

A music teacher, clinician, and author, Sharon Burch developed an effective preschool 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 is a National Board Certified Teacher in Early and Middle Childhood Music, a certified teacher with the International Piano Teaching Foundation, holds a master’s degree as a Professional Educator and creates strategies for kids to experience concepts in the classroom. Sharon introduced Freddie the Frog® to her classroom of music students and discovered the magic of games, storytelling and puppetry in teaching. She authored the national best-selling Freddie the Frog Book series introducing fundamental music concepts. Sharon serves on the national Jazz Education Network Elementary Jazz Committee and enjoys sharing her teaching strategies at music conferences and clinics with teachers around the globe.

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!

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Thanks, Kim and Danny! You make me look good. Love, Freddie the Frog

Kim Adlerman, Book Designer/Art Direction
Danny Adlerman, Production Manager
The Kids at Our House