Music / Library Specialist - Little Epistles Preschool & Grades K-4
Education: Western Washington University, B.A. in Music Education
Mrs. Snyder has been a part of the St. Paul’s Academy community since 2003. During her time here she has taught general music from Kindergarten through 8th grade, and beginning band. She currently teaches general music to grades K-3 and is the chapel pianist and librarian for the lower school. She is also involved in the K-2 Nativity program and the lower school talent show.
She has always loved music and at the young age of 6, she began taking lessons on an electric organ her parents had purchased. In 5th grade she joined band, choosing to play trombone, much to the amusement of the boys who chided her for thinking a petite girl such as herself could play the instrument. She later switched from organ to piano lessons in high school.
Mrs. Snyder received her B.A. in music education from Western Washington University. At Western she studied trombone, piano and piano accompanying, and played in several groups including a wind ensemble, trombone choir and a brass quintet.
Some of the many things Mrs. Snyder loves about teaching music is hearing the children’s beautiful voices and watching their faces light up with excitement as they explore playing instruments, singing, dancing and creating music. She also loves books and helping children explore the wonderful world of reading.
Outside of school, Mrs. Snyder is a substitute organist/pianist at churches throughout Skagit and Whatcom counties. She enjoys spending time with her husband, son and two black cats. She is a self-proclaimed crazy cat person, as many of her students are aware!
A favorite saying: Make mistakes, take chances, be silly, be imperfect, trust yourself and follow your heart. ~ Unknown
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