Q & A with Mrs. Stout
Highlight of the Year:
Christmas program! It is a lot of work but I love the music of Christmas and enjoy sharing that with our students and their families.
I am passionate about experiencing music in many different ways. We can experience music hands on through singing, playing instruments or games, movement, and creating our own music. We also can experience music through listening, describing, watching, and even reading about it.
I believe that music is for everyone and that each student has the ability to be successful in music class.
Favorite part of teaching:
I love sharing my passion for music with my students and watching them experience new things as well as develop into musicians or music lovers on their own.
Favorite teaching memory:
My final concert at the high school I taught at in NC. We ended with a medley from Les Miserables and all 4 of my choirs performed together on stage. It was magical!
My hope for my students:
My hope is that my students learn that music connects them to the world, other people, and other cultures. You don’t have to be “gifted” or “talented” to enjoy music. It is about expressing yourself, making fun sounds, and experiencing beauty.
My husband and I will be celebrating our anniversary this October. We have 3 fur babies: Daisy the Bloodhound, Bo the English Shepherd, and Casper the black cat. I play keys at my church, love coffee and cooking, and enjoy horseback riding.