Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's of Music Education

Miss Jessica Gourley

Welcome to the 5th Grade Music page! This is my fifth year teaching and fifth year at Pioneer. My time is split between three schools this year where I teach a variety of musical subjects and grade levels.  The students and staff at this school are fantastic and I love being a Puma!


In addition to teaching general music to 5th graders, we will also have the opportunity to form a percussion ensemble! We will use a variety of percussion instruments such as xylophones, metalophones, and drums to perform fun music. For example, we are starting the year off learning music from Star Wars!


As for me, I have been in love with music for as long as I can remember. From the time I was little, I have been obsessed with movie music and that is what ultimately inspired me to become a musician! My elementary music and band teachers were the ones to inspire me to become a teacher. I play just about every traditional instrument out there. I love playing all instruments, but my true loves are the oboe and english horn!


Outside of school, I love to kickbox, cook and bake, float the river, watch/play sports, and eat indian food! 


I'm so excited to get to know you this year. It will be a fun year of making music together!