Dr. Jessica van Oostrom - Piano & Specialized Music Programs
I became a teacher because of an amazing music teacher, Dr. Kennedy, who inspired a love of music in me. I knew I wanted to be a music teacher and pass on my passion of music to my students. In addition to teaching here at MMW I currently teach for Kyrene school district as a music teacher and I taught music through the Teacher for America program which brought me to Arizona. I received my doctorate in music from State University of New York at Stony Brook. I also hold degrees in music performance from California State University, Sacramento. I am married to the music teacher at Estrella, where my two children attended, I have one at Akimel a-Al and one at Desert Vista. On the weekends you might run into me and my family running errands around town or hiking a trail, I love working and living in the same community.
My music lessons are always informative and the specialized music programs I plan are especially fun filled with excitement. I employ an active music curriculum where children learn music by doing music.