Gina Adams attended UNCG the fall of 2008, and graduated May 2012 with her undergrad bachelorette degree in music education. During her undergrad studies, she has done much for the local community of Greensboro through her volunteer service, completed her internship for the final spring semester student teaching, and participated in plenty of extracurricular music groups, such as the UNCG Women’s ensemble for all 4 years, and participated in the first coed UNCG acapella group, The Chariots. The volunteer work for the community that was the most memorable for her was at the Doris Henderson Newcomers school, which is a public school that prepares children from families that are not US citizens for successful transition in American schools, culture, and beyond through challenging academics and language learning by honoring all cultures and heritages, and introducing students to a new cultural environment. Gina worked alongside the second grade reading teacher, assisting her with daily tasks such as preparing materials for the lesson plans, laminating papers and posters, preparing the students work stations, assisting student learning by walking around the classroom and answering questions, and incorporating her music skills by introducing the topic through general music techniques. Gina completed her student teaching internship her final spring semester at Jamestown Middle in High Point, NC, where she worked alongside her OSTE teaching choral music for 6-8 grade students. During her internship, Gina discovered that she excels at classroom management and professional behavior, and values every student’s opinion and former knowledge in the classroom. Gina has so much passion with teaching, and enjoyed designing creative lesson plans for students. Alongside completion of her internship, Gina completed and submitted all of her portfolio requirements on Task Stream for her teaching licensure. Gina’s primary instrument of study is piano, where she studied classical music under Dr. Paul Stewart, the head of the piano faculty at UNCG. Gina’s secondary instrument of study was vocals.
Gina has brought much to the Progressive Music Center team, teaching both voice and piano for a years. During this time, she has received much positive feedback from students and their parents alike, saying how much their child has grown under her instruction. Every lesson she brings energy, and the much needed encouragement time to time. Gina’s objective is to foster and inspire the love of music by providing tools for the students to build and encourage musical skills so that they are motivated to pursue music in their daily lives, and within the classroom setting. Gina is also a prolific songwriter/composer, as well as performer. As she tells her students daily to never give up, no matter the opposition one faces in life, she is a living testimony to the motto she preaches. “If you work hard and have the persistence to persevere, and you believe you can do this, nobody else can sway you.”