Miss Coleen has been a music teacher in the Scotts Valley Unified School District for nearly 25 years. She is trained and Level II certified in the Orff Schulwerk method.
In keeping with the play-based approach of Orff Schulwerk, Miss Coleen uses fun and play in her teaching by including singing, chanting, movement and instruments while emphasizing the fundamentals of music performance, theory, and vocabulary. Through movement, singing, and playing together, our students learn to hear and repeat a steady beat and to sing in round, but most importantly, they learn the balance and joy of music! Studies show that music awareness enhances a student’s ability to study and learn as well as inspire their creativity, expression, and imagination. Our students also participate in the annual Brook Knoll Spring Sing performance for family and friends.
Fifth grade students also have the option to play in the after school band.
Brook Knoll Eagle Connection (BKEC), the parent club at our school, funds the music program for grades TK through 5th.