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About Mrs. Haynes
Music has been a lifelong component of Peggy Haynes’ life. She started taking piano lessons at 5 years old and violin lessons at twelve years old. She performed with junior high and high school orchestras and choirs every year she was a student. She performed with the Young Ambassadors throughout her college years at Brigham Young University which brought her so many adventures and opportunities all over the world. She performed with string quartets for weddings, dinners and other events. She worked in recording studios and sang with a dance band. She majored in music education with an
emphasis on violin. She got to student teach under her high school choir teacher who was so influential in her life. She has performed with Utah Valley Symphony off and on since her senior year in high school. She has participated in other symphonies for ballets, choirs and back up groups for solo performers.
She taught orchestra in middle school through high school for 2 years before she got married. During the years of raising her 7 children she kept up her teaching certificate and took many courses in music teaching in Suzuki, Robert Pace and other methods of teaching. She completed a guitar course. She
substituted frequently for music teachers all through Utah Valley and taught elementary orchestras part time. She completed the Kodaly Music Teaching Course. She arranged music for local song writers that were published and published a book of her own easy piano holiday songs. She has taught private music lessons primarily on the piano and violin during all those years as well.
When she was ready to return to teaching full time, she found herself with a job at American Leadership Academy before it was even constructed. She has been there ever since. She completed courses to get an elementary license and taught fifth grade for 12 years. Part of that time was on a fine arts track. Those years her class participated in extra fine arts activities such as Opera by Children. Then she took on an elementary music program and the orchestra program at ALA.
She loves sharing all the joys and lessons learned in the music world with the youth. She is passionate about music being something that can be enjoyed by all people of all ages as either performers or audiences, professionals or amateurs through genres of opera to country ballads.