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kids drumming on buckets

K-6th Grade Music Instruction

Theresa Coe

I have been teaching elementary music since 1991 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where I lived for 5 years. In 1996, I began teaching in the Mesa Public School District as a travelling general music teacher.

I have been a musician as early as I can remember and I love sharing music with others! My mother gave me piano lessons, at an early age, and I have always loved singing, even as a little girl; either as a soloist or in choirs. I attended schools in the Tempe, AZ School District; Hudson Elementary School, then McKemy Jr. High and McClintock High School. I graduated in 1991 from Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana with a Music Education degree. I obtained my Human Relations Masters degree at NAU in 2000

I am proud to be a part of such a wonderful district that fosters learning and constant student achievement in all their programs.

More Information

BCME Award

MPS Recognized as a 2021 Best Community for Music Education

4th & 6th Grade Orchestra (Strings)

Ms. Hayne Lee

480-472-9183 Room 33

I have been teaching orchestra for over 10 years in Mesa Public Schools. My main instrument is a cello and I graduated from Boston University and Arizona State University. Currently I teach at Guerrero Elementary and MacArthur Elementary. 

Student Playing Violin

5th & 6th Grade Band

Mr. Jason Bullock

480-472-9182 Room 32

The MPS band program provides students in grades 5-12 with the opportunity to receive instruction on woodwind, brass or percussion instruments. 

Fifth and sixth grade students receive 30 minutes of band instruction twice a week.

Throughout the band course sequence, students will receive a solid foundation in the following musical elements:

  • Rhythm/Meter
  • Pitch, Scales, Rudiments
  • Music Fundamentals
  • Dynamics
  • Articulation
  • Ensemble Skills and Intonation
  • Improvisation and Composition

Art Instruction

paint brushes and paint sets

4-6th Grade Art Instruction

Dawn Kurywchak, "Mrs. K"

480-472-9155

I have been teaching in the public school system for twenty years. My previous experience included working as a Program Director and as an Art specialist for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix. I look forward to seeing your son or daughter for one half-hour of art instruction each week.