K-2 Music Educator
My name is Kathryn Pierce, and I'm thrilled to be the new music teacher at Glennwood! This my twelfth year teaching. I have a strong belief in whole-child education, and my varied teaching experience reflects that. My teaching experience spans K-12 in various music disciplines including general music, chorus, orchestra, and musical theater, and also includes elementary classroom teaching and international English teaching.I believe that music education is best experienced as a community, which is one of the many things that drew me to Glennwood. This year is going to be an exciting year in music, as we work together to explore a wide variety of musical styles through making music, reflecting on and responding to music, practicing lots of creative movement, composing music, learning to read music, expressing ourselves through music.As an educator, I value music as an avenue through which children can develop and meet their fullest, most joy-filled potential. In addition to the sheer enjoyment of making and experiencing music, music can work in powerful ways to instill confidence, perseverance, collaboration, risk-taking, pride, a sense of community and belonging, and so much more. I believe that music can be life-changing, and I'm looking forward to a great year with our young musicians!!