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Jenna Knaster

Jenna attended the University of Delaware to pursue her bachelor and master degrees in music education. Her master's thesis is entitled Middle School Jazz Band Students' Experiences Composing and Improvising. She is a member of Sanford School's Performing Arts faculty and teaches third through eighth-grade general music, instrumental music, and music technology. Each day, she hopes to encourage her students to develop a lifelong love for music and creative music-making. As a performer, Jenna plays jazz piano and enjoys performing in pit orchestras with various theater companies such as College Light Opera Company in Cape Cod, MA, The Brandywiners at Longwood Gardens, as well as in local school productions.

Recent Posts

Choosing the Right Performing Arts Program For Your Child

Posted by Jenna Knaster on April 5, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Take a mental walk through a school music building. Listen to the stroke of a guitar, the rich harmonies from singing voices, and the dancing feet of preschoolers. Perhaps you can hear them all in succession as you walk down the hallway? A robust performing arts department welcomes a mixture of activities, a symphony of varying sounds, and a buzz of productive energy. Each and every student’s individual artistic journey can and should be supported by a performing arts program. As a music teacher in a department of which I am very proud, I hear students discussing their experiences in the performing arts, as well as prospective families trying to figure out the best place for their child. It is time to clarify some misconceptions and equip families with the right questions to ask.

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Topics: Education, Parenting Tips, Arts