Mrs. Terry

Oak Park Instrumental Music teacher 1991-current

Joanne has taught music in both middle school band programs and elementarymusic programs. She has taught Orff Schulwerk, 3rd grade recorder and 4th/5th grade awardwinning bands for more than 25 years. She has been the Oak Park Instrumentalteacher since 1991. She earned her BS degree in Child Development/Psychology at SDSU. Her music credentials through SDSU and Chapman College. She is accredited in Orff Schulwerk Levels I, II, andIII. With a masters in Ed Tech sheis a well rounded educator. Currently Joanne teaches K-2 Orff Schulwerk,3rd grade Recorder, 4th grade beginning band and 5thgrade advanced band. Contact Joanne [email protected]


  • Alice Birney Elementary
  • Roosevelt JHS
  • San Diego HS (GO Cavers!)
  • San Diego State University
  • USIU

Performance groups SDSU:

  • Concert Band
  • Symphonic Band
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Marching Band

Musical Pit Orchestras:

  • How to Succeed - Bells are Ringing - Mame - Carousel - Apple Tree - Once Upon a Mattress - Babes in Arms - Cabaret - 2 Gentlemen from Verona - Fiddler - King & I - Bye Bye Birdie - Anything Goes - Marat-Sade - The Boyfriend - Guys & Doll - Music Man - Oklahoma - Peter Pan


  • B.S. Psychology/Child Development,
    SDSU 1970-1974
  • Credential Program, SDSU 1975-1976
  • Supplemental Music Credential 1989
  • M.A. Educational Technology,
    USIU 1992-1994
  • CLAD Credential
    August 2003
  • Teacher of the Year 2005
  • Orff Certification 1980-1984
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