This is my second year at Des Moines Elementary, and I am so delighted to be a part of this community! I have also taught at Madrona, Midway, Shorewood, and Cedarhurst Elementary Schools.
My goal is to help students discover and develop their musical gifts, deepen and broaden their experience of music, and empower them to make music for the rest of their lives. At the very minimum, when my students reach adulthood, they should be able to:
1) Sing "Happy Birthday" (without anyone cringing)
2) Dance at their wedding
3) Sing a lullaby to a baby
4) Clap in rhythm at sporting events
5) Enjoy singing with others in worship or at secular celebrations
I look forward to getting to know you and your children. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or ideas about your child's music education.
- Thomas Burt, Music Teacher