Anne Puckett, Lower School Music

"I believe that all children are musical, and I think that having music as a core part of a curriculum is very important. I love the emphasis and value that the Lower School places on arts-based learning and integrated learning between different content areas."

What do you like most about teaching at Bryn Mawr?

I really enjoy the freedom I have here to design my curriculum and implement it in the way that I think is best. I feel like I have the autonomy to choose the material that I think is important to teach, the goals that I set for my class, and how I want to reach those goals.

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that all children are musical, and that anyone can learn to be musical. I think that having music as a core part of a curriculum is very important, and I love the emphasis and value that the Lower School places on arts-based learning and integrated learning between different content areas. I try as much as possible to reinforce skills that the girls are learning in other areas by incorporating them into our music classes.

How do you integrate the Lower School’s one-to-one iPad program with your music curriculum?

We use a lot of the same apps that other teachers use in different content areas, which is cool because it means that the girls get to apply their thinking skills to different subject matter. It is another way to reinforce what they are already learning.
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Located in Baltimore, Maryland, The Bryn Mawr School is a private all-girls kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school with a coed preschool for ages 2 months through 5 years. Bryn Mawr provides students with exceptional educational opportunities on a beautiful 26-acre campus within the city limits. Inquisitive girls, excellent teaching, strong student-teacher relationships and a clear mission sustain our vibrant school community where girls always come first.