Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance – The Ohio State University Master of Music, Choral Conducting, University of Georgia National Board Certified, Early and Middle Childhood Music Education
Mrs. Kenya Snider
I have had the pleasure being the Music Specialist at Oak Grove since 2005, when I came as both a teacher and a Kindergarten parent. The fact that I have been here for 13 years is a testament to what a great place this is to teach and work! I truly enjoy the students, the supportive families and my outstanding colleagues. I am in my 19th year of teaching music. Before accepting the position at Oak Grove, I taught Choral Music at Daniels Middle, and at Central Gwinnett High School in Georgia. I have a diverse background in the Arts including music, dance and drama. My musical expertise is in the field of vocal and choral music. Additionally, I have a lot of experience with instrumental music including woodwinds and piano. Most importantly, I enjoy sharing my love for music with my students!
Also, I conduct the Otter Singers, which is an extra-curricular chorus for 4th and 5th grade students who enjoy singing. This group has been invited to sing for the Super-Intendent’s office, Pieces of Gold, and the Elementary Choral Celebration. Additionally, they have been invited to be the performing guest choir for the Capitol City Girls Chorus and the Raleigh Boy Choir.
In the classroom, lessons are taught through activities that include singing, movement and dance, and using various instruments. My teaching uses the adopted music curriculum for the state of North Carolina called The Essential Standards for Music. This curriculum is designed for students to build on foundational skills as they move through the grade levels. Students receive Music grades on their report card twice during the year – at the end of the second and fourth quarters. I use Standards Based Grading, just like your classroom teacher.
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