Mrs. Richelle Shultz (formerly Miss Chelpka)




Phone: Whittier ES: 480-472-4924

Entz ES: 480-472-7350

Email: Click Here


Hello my name is Richelle Shultz, I am the orchestra director at Whittier Elementary and Entz Elementary. At the Elementary level orchestra begins in the 4th grade and continues through 5th and 6th Grade. If you have any questions feel free to email me or call me. Click on the appropriate link to the left for more information.

My career in music began at the age of 5 taking piano lesson privately and continued with piano for 10 years. The summer before I started 4th grade I started my training on the violin both privately and here in the Mesa Public School system. After I graduated from Dobson High School, I continued my music training at Northern Arizona University. I graduated from Northern Arizona University with degrees in Music Education and Violin Performance. Music has always been a big part of my life, and I want to share my experiences with my students in hopes that they will have their own experiences to share with others. I still continue to grow and improve as a musician as well. I am a sectional coach for East Valley Youth Symphony and I'm currently playing with West Valley Symphony. I have also performed with the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, Symphony of the Southwest, and MusicNova Symphony, as well as various other small chamber ensembles.