Teaching PhilosophyI believe the body is the key to learning music. Singing and dancing are the most natural forms of musical expression. My classroom environment is filled with song and movement, as well as listening and responding to the music in our world. Through the use of music, I always strive to engage my students in activities that require them to use creativity, teamwork, flexibility, and respect. We explore the uses of emotions the various songs or types of music brings them and I help them learn to articulate what they feel and why.
Youth chorus instructor Scott Arnold is an Elementary Music Teacher in Northborough, MA, with a passion for nurturing the love of music in his students. He also directs the music at Trinity Church in Northborough, and is a seasoned pianist with over 25 years of experience. He says that creating and sharing music is what brings him joy. Originally from Arkansas, Scott made the leap to Massachusetts in 2020 with his husband Ben and their two adorable dogs, Will and Grace. He directs our choruses for ages 4 and 5: Canto and Prelude.