Ms. Mary Price
Summit Academy Jr. High Concert Choir Director/Elementary General Music Instructor

Hello and welcome! I love teaching at Summit Academy and am currently teaching elementary general music as well as being the director of the Summit Jr High Concert Choir. 

I am a midwest girl, I grew up in Iowa. I started taking piano lessons at the age of 5 and I realized, as I got older, that I loved singing as much as I loved the piano. I continued to study music through high school as well as play sports however, as college approached, I knew that I was going to pursue a career in music education so I quit playing sports to be able to go on a summer choral tour to Europe. From then on my focus was music. I attended the Central University of Iowa where I completed a double major in Voice and Collaborative Piano (piano accompanying) and graduated with a B.A. in Vocal Music Education. I continued my education at the University of Iowa where I received my M.A. in Vocal Music Education and an equivalency degree in Music Therapy. I have completed my three level certifications in both the Kodaly method and the Orff process and use both extensively in my classrooms. I have presented numerous Orff/Kodaly clinics for other educators and was the Special Topics instructor at the Wichita State University Kodaly Certification program. I have also enjoyed being a private voice and piano instructor. I continue to be active in my professional organizations. 

. I enjoy working, outside of the school day, with the Phoenix Children's Chorus where I am the director of Poco Voce, and am the collaborative pianist for the Cadet Choir as well as a music literacy instructor. 

The 2017-2018 school year will be my 28th year in the classroom and it is my passion, I can NOT imagine ever doing anything else! I believe that every child is valuable and that ALL are worth my efforts. I strongly believe in the power of music education to positively impact, and change the lives of my students. 

Contact Ms. Price (email is the best way to contact me) or (480) 472-3534 

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