Music with Ms. Arabie
Hello, Hart Elementary! My name is Katrina Arabie, and I am so excited to teach music in Lovejoy! This is my second year teaching, and I cannot wait to meet all my students and their families this year. I graduated from the University of North Texas in Fall 2019 with a BM in Music Education - Instrumental Elementary where I studied elementary music education, horn, piano, and voice. I sang and played in a variety of ensembles including women's chorus, wind ensemble, brass band, chamber groups, and marching band.
This summer, I completed Kodály Level 1 training and am currently working towards Level 2 coursework this year. I had an amazing opportunity to travel to Budapest and Kecskemét, Hungary in 2018 to study the Kodály approach and observe students at the Kodály Institute. As a Kodály-inspired teacher, I use sequential, experience-based instruction that builds towards music literacy and fosters musicianship, community, and a preservation of musical culture.
I grew up in Massachusetts but now call Texas my home. Some of my hobbies include traveling, going to museums, restaurants, and the movies. I also have a 1.5 year old dog, Callie! She is the sweetest yellow lab/collie and she smiles a lot!
If you have any questions, please contact me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).