Mrs. Kelley - Music and Band

Hello!  My name is Tricia Kelley.  I am thrilled to be the 4K-6th grade general music and middle school Band Director here at Washington Caldwell School.  Go Bulldogs!

Music in and of itself is extremely valuable to our growth and development. It is interwoven into our everyday life.  The joy of music has always been a large part of my world whether it’s singing in a choir, going to a concert, listening at home, playing in a band, or teaching.  Not one day goes by without it! 

I am happily married to my husband, Brian. We have two children and one cat. Our daughter is a sophomore in college and our son is a Junior in high school.  I like to swim, water ski, eat ice cream, camp, travel, read and play card games. 

I am really looking forward to getting to know all of the students and staff as the year flies by!  Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

A typical day in music class will include listening activities, movement activities, stories, instrument playing, concept exploration and reading, and of course, singing.  Grading is based largely upon participation and skill demonstration.  

Here are ten more benefits for studying music that you may not have realized.

1.       Improved language skills

2.       Improved test scores

3.       Many opportunities to build self-esteem and confidence

4.       Improved Listening skills

5.       Improved Math skills

6.       Making the brain work harder

7.       Relieving Stress

8.       Creativity

9.       Many Opportunities for cooperative learning

10.   Higher Graduation Rates