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Glenn Now Teaches Brass Instruments at School in Northshore School District

Posted by glennled on September 6, 2010

Concert, 8 June 2010 - L-to-R: 2nd-year band, jazz band, & 1st-year band

Wow, here’s a totally new experience for me! I’m now an assistant to the band director at Skyview Jr. High School in Bothell. He hired me for the 2010-11 school year to teach brass instruments to beginning band students from the local elementary schools which feed into that junior high. Each week, early in the morning, elementary band students will be bussed to Skyview for band classes. I’ll conduct rehearsals and teach the brass players (trumpet and trombone). 

How did this happen? It’s all the result of a chain of events after I helped one of his band members last spring. Please go to “Archives” on the left side of this blog and click on “May 2010”; then find the post, “6th Grade Student Earns Quick Promotion!”

At that time, I wasn’t seeking a teaching position with any school, but I was (and am) seeking new students for private lessons. I met the band director, attended the concert in June, spoke to both his bands about private lessons during the summer—one thing led to another, and “Voila!”—here we are. This is gonna be fun!  🙂

12 Responses to “Glenn Now Teaches Brass Instruments at School in Northshore School District”

  1. Molly said

    That is really cool, Glenn! The students and parents are going to love you. Have fun with this new adventure. Skyview is a great school.

  2. glennled said

    You are very kind, Molly. Here we go–honk, honk!

  3. shawn mcginn said

    We are so happy to have Glenn with us at SJH!! We’re headed for greatness!

  4. Nancy said

    This is so exciting! What a wonderful opportunity for both you and the students. Looking forward to hearing your stories!

  5. Sharon said

    Congratulations! Keep us informed.

  6. glennled said

    Yes, we may have a young Louis Armstrong (trumpeter) or Glenn Miller (trombonist) joining our band this very year! And even if not, you’ll hear about my own experiences, such as the sexual harassment orientation I received today from the school district staff…Lesson #1: stick to the music!

  7. Leslie said

    We are so excited that you are going to be part of the music program! I am so glad that my son has you and Mr. McGinn to guide him in his musical pursuits. Now we have Jazz Band to practice for…

    • glennled said

      Mr. McGinn and I are making plans to build an even stronger band program at Skyview Jr. High and its feeder elementary schools. Your son is part of that…just the kind of student we want to attract and teach. It’s fun to see his progress.

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