Dr. Gary W. Ballou

Phone: 206.631.4900


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A.(Milligan College); M.Mus.Ed.(Southern Mississippi); Principal Credential P-12(UW); Ph.D.(Antioch University)

Dr. Gary W. Ballou

Welcome to the exciting world of Music at Shorewood Elementary School!  I am so happy to be here! 

Do you remember the Disney movie "The Jungle Book"?  And, do you remember the big, friendly bear named "Baloo" who sang "The Bare Necessities" in the movie?  Click here for this song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dhSdnDb3tk.  That's how you pronounce my name...just like Baloo, the bear!  Won't that be easy to remember?  I look forward to learning your names, too!

Here is a little about what I do.  I see students in grades K-6 twice each week for a total of 45 minutes.  In addition, I direct the Shorewood Choir, a group of non-auditioned students in 2nd-6th grades.  All students at Shorewood Elementary School receive a comprehensive music education that includes singing, reading and writing music, playing classroom instruments, recorders in 4th grade, and an opportunity to learn Band instruments in 5th and 6th grades.

Feel free to stop by the Music Room any time and say "Hello".  I look forward to meeting you!