As we begin our new academic year, we welcome many new staff members. The Woodstocker caught up with some of them to chronicle the first chapter of their adventures.
Where are you from?
I’m from Long Island, New York.
What subject do you teach?
Music strings, string orchestra, and upper string individual lessons.
Why did you come to Woodstock?
It was a chance to come to India. I was attracted to the fact that Woodstock integrates music into the curriculum. Also, the music department was quite large compared to the size of the school, which is an indication that the school took the music quite seriously.
What’s different about Woodstock from the last place you worked at?
The last place I worked for was a public school in Santa Fe Gas, Mexico. There were a lot of students who come from difficult home situations. The school environment is totally different.
What are your goals for this academic year?
My goal for individual lesson students is to know their goals and help them achieve them, basically, and to the same extent for the ensemble students. The ensemble is all about collaboration. Also, it is supposed to be serious fun. Giving and feeding energy to one another is one of the best kinds of classes, so these are one of my main objectives.
Are there any fun facts about you that you’d like to share?
I played almost every sport that uses a racket.
Photo by Knema Gardner
Youngseo Noh is a staff reporter
Edited by Nupur Agrawal