Deanna Andersen believes that music most uniquely enables expression, enhancing appreciation for life and beauty. While the mind, body, and spirit interact together, it brings satisfaction to both the performer and the listener. Music gives one the opportunity to express his or her creativity and emotions. This gift becomes a gift to others.
In a day of busy lifestyles and pressures, people need the opportunity to engage in meaningful expression. Music nourishes the soul! As such, she earnestly desires each student to reach his or her highest musical potential in an environment that nurtures, cultivates, and challenges musical growth, skill and creativity. What a joy it is to see students blossom in their musical, intellectual, spiritual, emotional, personal and social lives!
Good teaching should help students develop the technique, understanding, and heart to express music meaningfully. When done so, students experience fulfillment and giving to others in a way that only music can do.
Music also benefits the student's character development. Students learn discipline, perseverance, self-esteem, poise, concentration, and coordination skills. Additionally, they learn to analyze, interpret, and personalize the score. These life skills become foundational for future success.