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Teacher Feature - Shirleen Lee

shirleen lee music teacher

Shirleen Lee (she/her/hers) is the OMA (Opening the Mind through Arts) integration specialist and band director at Bloom Elementary School. She previously worked as a product specialist at Instrumental Music Center!

"This position allows me to use music to help students cement concepts they learn in school. Integrating music aids in young students' learning."

- Shirleen on Opening the Mind through Arts

We asked Shirleen six questions about her life as a musician:

What Instrument Do You Play?

Flute and piano are my two strongest instruments, but a good music teacher needs to know at least a little bit of all the instruments!

Best flavor of Pop Tart?

Not really my thing. Can I have a pepperoni hot pocket instead? 😉

Favorite Piece to Conduct?

Hard to say.... probably "Sheltering Sky" by John Mackey, but I don't do much of that type of conducting in elementary.

Baton, Pencil, or just your hands?


What Instrument do you WISH you knew how to play?


Best piece of musical advice you've been given?

"If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail"


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