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B.A. in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Music, Art, and Theater

LoisMarie Neff

Hi. My name is LoisMarie Neff and I am exicted to be teaching your student this year! The arts in education have always been my passion. Beginning my 22nd year as a teacher. I have been teaching childrens choirs for 27 years and have taught piano lessons for 25 years. I especially love to mentor individual students who display unusual musical talent and potential, but I believe each child has unique strengths and can be given wings to soar with the right direction. My position at Van Horn and Old River is to serve the students as the General Music teacher and Choral Director. Together we will explore music as it relates to cultures from around the world and brings us together in a shared human experience. Studies show that music is a subject that can increase intellectual and social/emotional intelligence. 

About me: I have 3 grown children and 9 grandchildren. My hobbies are playing piano, reading to my grandkids, sewing, crafts, baking, illustrating children's art, and going on roadtrips. I love coffee!!! I love to incorporate my hobbies into my classroom whenever the opportunity presents itself. 

Children are the most precious beings on the planet to me and I look forward to spending time with my students this year.