Ms. Ali Smurawa

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Phone: 480-472-6353 (Lincoln Elementary), 480-472-4975 (Brinton Elementary)


Hello! My name is Ali Smurawa and I am the orchestra teacher at Lincoln Elementary and Brinton Elementary. I grew up near Green Bay, Wisconsin and began taking piano lessons in 3rd grade. In 6th grade, I had the opportunity to join orchestra, which is when I began playing the violin. I have a B.A. in Music from Arizona State University where I focused on learning about music history. I have previously taught orchestra at Lincoln Elementary, Edison Elementary, and Redbird Elementary.

Fun Facts

I love all animals, especially cats! I have a six year old orange cat named Pierogi. He loves going for long walks outside and watching cars.

I like dinosaurs! I volunteer at a dinosaur museum and love it! My favorite dinosaur is the Triceratops and my favorite pterosaur is the Quetzalcoatlus.

I rock climb! 

I love to travel! It's my mission to travel to a new place every summer. This summer I went to Scotland and Ireland.





cats playing violin