Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11

Today is Teacher Appreciation Day! We’d like to take a moment and thank all the teachers reading for everything they do. We’d especially like to thank our Teaching Artists! Without them, MUST’s achievements in music education would not be possible.

To recognize our Teaching Artists, here are some of their thoughts on teaching, in their own words:


Students use the skills they learned outside the classroom. I can hear them singing together outside. I also enjoy the conversations about their parents and grandparents knowing the songs they learned and singing with them.”

“I gave them opportunities where I asked them to teach something new to their peers. We often worked in pairs with time for exploring and problem-solving on their own.”

“Students learned how to effectively work together in a group as a band. This provided a point of cohesion within the group and eventually led to comradery and respect between students in the class.”

“The class gave the students the opportunity to develop confidence, musical skills not only singing but learning to recognize musical notations, and understanding different cultures.”


“I really enjoyed showing and teaching these students about the different uses of all the mediums were utilized this semester. Having answers to their infinite questions about what everything is used for or how to create or draw something new is always a great feeling.”

What did you enjoy most about your teaching? “As always, the students!!!”

Don’t forget to thank a teacher this week! Write a letter, give a gift, or celebrate using one of these seven meaningful ways to thank a teacher.

What are some of your favorite memories of teaching or your teachers?

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