Music at the Junior School
Music plays a fundamental role in the development of the whole child and it involves memory, discovery, observation, concentration, creativity and imagination, physical coordination, self-discipline, and confidence.
Students learn about music first with their ears before learning to read music with their eyes. Through speech patterns, pitch exploration, call and response activities, singing, movement, keeping the beat in place or while moving about, Junior School students have the opportunity to grow and develop in their love of making music.
Welcome to music at the junior school! I am Kim Price, a long time teacher and lover of music! I began learning music at the age of six on piano, then added classical guitar, percussion, voice, trombone, and eventually learned all of the string and wind instruments. During my 14 years of teaching, I've lead choir and bands in independent and public schools in Florida, the Austin Youth Orchestra and high school orchestras in Texas, and general music in independent and public schools in Pittsburgh. I am delighted to be part of the faculty of Shady Side Academy.
When I am not in class, I am often in doctoral classes at the University of Pittsburgh or training for triathlon with my friends and family.
Please contact me with any questions or ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to hear from you!