Phone: (208) 855-4475 ex. 1113
Degrees and Certifications:
BYU-Idaho - Bachelor of Musical Arts in Voice Performance (2007) University of Houston - Master of Musical Arts in Voice Performance (2009) Arizona State University - Doctorate of Musical Arts in Voice Performance (2018)
Dr. Andrew Peck
Hi. I'm Dr. Peck
I am excited to begin working as the music teacher at Renaissance High School! I find the environment here to be one of collaboration and encouragement. I am pleased to be a part of a school that sets high expectations of excellence and that works to build a community of learning.
This is my third year of teaching in the West Ada School District. Before coming to Renaissance, I taught for two years at McMillan and Desert Sage Elementary Schools. Before then, I was working as a professional opera singer around the country. I intend to use my expertise and network as a professional to create the kind of learning environment that will lay the groundwork for our students to do the same, if that's what they choose. In December 2018, I completed a doctorate degree at Arizona State University in voice performance. I believe that my education and performance background will help me have a more firm knowledge of what music can do to help discipline and shape these young students. Having worked with some of the best performers in the world, I know the kind of hard work and dedication it takes to be at the top. I believe that as I develop myself as a teacher I can help instill the desire for self-mastery and a pursuit of excellence in the students.
I believe that each student is unique. Their agency, developing work habits, and letting the students lead out in their learning is paramount in my teaching philosophy. I also believe in the power of music. Music has a profound capability to raise functional, intelligent, and compassionate members of society in numerous and unique ways - ways that can't be taught in any other environment such as boosting memory, developing the empathy centers of the brain, building essential social skills and helping students tune-in with their emotional selves.
I am excited to be a part of these students' journies. I'm excited to see how music becomes a transformative feature of this pivotal time in their lives as they make foundational decisions about the kinds of people they want to be in the next few years.
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