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MRS. KILZER
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ABOUT MRS. KILZER
WHY I BECAME A TEACHER
  • I have always wanted to teach music. My childhood music teachers made a huge impact on me, and I wanted to be to other kids what those wonderful teachers had been to me.

 

EDUCATION

  • I started my “formal” music education at age 4, with piano lessons. I am terrible at the piano. Fortunately, I discovered bowed strings, as well as singing. These things lit the fire in my belly. 

  • I pursued them relentlessly through my public school years.

  • University of Oklahoma, where I studied viola performance under Wayne Crouse, earning a Bachelor of Music degree. 

EXPERIENCE 

  • I started teaching privately when I was 19 (so, like, a LONG time ago).

  • I have taught elementary orchestra, sung with the Portland Symphonic Choir, homeschooled my three children for about six years. 

  • Taking part in Zion’s wonderful Home/School Partnership, and lived the musician/mom life for some time now. 

 

FAMILY AND OUTSIDE INTERESTS

  • Aside from being a musician, my whole family participates quite extensively in taekwondo. We also have a borderline unreasonable number of pets.

 

WHY I TEACH AT ZION

  • I teach at Zion because it is a wonderful opportunity to share God's gift of music with a group of incredible kids. It also allows my homeschooled kids to have a great experience “doing school” in a wonderful environment, with loving teachers and really good friends. And because they let me teach preschoolers to sing in Latin. 

 

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