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Craig Heckner

6th - 8th Grade Orchestra Teacher


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Welcome to a new year at Classical School! This is my third year teaching the 7th and 8th grade orchestras at Classical, and I will also be teaching the Sautille elementary orchestra this year. I also teach 7th/8th grade orchestra at Einstein Middle school, as well as 4th, 5th, and 6th grade strings at Edison Elementary School. I am also the viola sectional coach for the Philhamonia Youth Orchestra in Appleton. I am excited to share music with all of you! It is a very important part of my life, and I’m looking forward to creating new musical experiences with everyone.

I was born in Appleton, and actually attended elementary, middle, and high school in the district. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh in 2013 with a Bachelors of Music degree in Instrumental and General K-12 Education. After graduation, I taught in Milwaukee Public Schools at two high schools, teaching digital music and American Music History courses. I am very excited to return this school year to teach strings at Classical!

In my free time, I play in a chamber orchestra and participate in a string quartet. I also enjoy attending concerts and making my own music. Besides music, I enjoy getting outside and playing disc golf and basketball/soccer, reading, and traveling. I look forward to working with everyone in the Classical community this school year!