About the Teacher

 Trina Waid



Degrees and Certifications:

2007 Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning with emphasis on Reading Specialization - Nova Southeastern University 1996 Bachelors of Science in Music Education - Jacksonville State University

Trina Waid

Beyond The Classroom

Update May 12, 2020 - There has been a change.  All assignments are now due on May 18, 2020.

Hey gang.  I hate that we are not together for the last nine weeks.  I miss seeing you and I look forward to a time when we will have instruments in our hands for music class!  On that note, I have created five assignments that are to be completed during this nine weeks.  The first four work together to create a Young Artist Packet.  Component number one is you telling me how you got into the music industry.  Yes, you read that correctly.  This is fictional and you are making it all up so let your imaginations go in different directions.  This is your story that has already happened, and you are telling it. 

There are so many more jobs in the music industry other than the artists that you hear on the radio.  Yes, you can be the artist, but there are people behind the scenes.  There is the manager/agent, producer, sound engineer, and promoter.  Take time to explore careers in music and decide what you want to be and create your story.  Again, this is fictional so have some fun. Remember that this is a school assignment so keep it PG rated.  No credit will be given for scenarios dealing with drugs, violence, or any other subject that is not appropriate for school.  The other three components of the packet include you making a self-portrait, an advertisement, and an original song. The instructions for this packet are attached at the bottom of this page.

For the fifth assignment I would like for you to explore your inner musician. Whether it is looking up online karaoke videos or dusting off that guitar your grandmother gave you 2 years ago, find 20 minutes to sit and work on that musician, that is inside of you wanting to come out!  If you cannot find that inner musician you can use the 20 minutes to cruise the radio dial. Find a station with a style of music that you usually do not listen to.  I would like for you to find three elements (rhythm, mood, instruments being used, etc.) that you can appreciate about the music.  You do not have to love the music to appreciate elements of the music.  For this 20-minute assignment, I would like for you to write me at least three sentences about what you did with the assignment.  You might write about singing along with music (karaoke or radio) or playing an instrument.  You might write about the three elements that you found in that music that you normally do not listen to.

If you have access to TEAMS, please use this to complete and submit assignments.  If you want to take pictures and attach it to an email, the address to send it to is trina.waid@sccboe.org. If you do not have access to TEAMS or cannot send as pictures through email, packets for these assignments can be found in the enrichment folder in the front of the school on April 14, 2020, starting at 9:00 a.m. The following is a timeline:

All assignments are due by May 18, 2020

Hello.  My name is Trina Waid and I teach music enrichment.  I have always had a love for music and, while growing up, was always involved with music.   I grew up in Center Point, Alabama and attended Erwin High School.  My love for The Marching Southerners is what drew me to Jacksonville State University where I earned my Bachelors of Science in Music Education.

This is my twenty-fourth year to teach here in Odenville.  I taught at the high school level for the first four years of my career and this is my nineteenth year at the middle school level.  I enjoyed teaching high school students, but I absolutely love teaching middle school. As a teacher I feel honored to get to work with middle school students on a daily basis. There is never a dull moment in a middle school classroom. NEVER........

Much of my time outside of school is spent with my children. When I do have free time I love to read, cook, and be outside.



Odenville Middle School - Odenville, AL - Fall, 2000-present

St. Clair County High School - Odenville, AL - Fall, 1996- 2000

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