Mrs. Kathy Coon

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Phone: (480) 472-1530

Biography

An Arizona native, Mrs. Coon has been teaching in Arizona since 2001. She taught in the Madison School District in central Phoenix for 16 years before coming to Mesa.

Mrs. Coon has been playing the piano since the age of 8 and the organ from the age of 14. During her high school years Mrs. Coon participated in various piano compositions in southern Arizona winning gold, silver and bronze medals.  Her band career began in the fifth grade but switched to trombone the following year after trying it out at the request of her band director. She played trombone throughout her high school and college years. Mrs. Coon also plays the organ and piano regularly for church. Mrs. Coon enjoys composing as well and has written numerous compositions for piano, organ and other band instruments as well as church choirs and vocal soloists.

Mrs. Coon studied music at Eastern Arizona College (EAC) in Thatcher, Arizona. She accompanied various vocal ensembles on the piano in addition to participating in concert, jazz and marching band and the community orchestra at EAC. She went on to earn Bachelor and Masters degrees in Music Education from Arizona State University (ASU).

When she is not doing something related to music Mrs. Coon enjoys exercising, reading, satisfying her inner airplane geek and spending time with friends and family. She has participated in various local running races including Pat's Run, the Mesa Thanksgiving Turkey Trot 10K and Running with the Bulls 10K hosted by Mountain View High School. Mrs. Coon is also a licensed airplane pilot though she does not fly regularly at this time.