Hello! My name is Kate Gordhamer. I teach Choir and Music Exploration here at Justice Page Middle School. My classroom is centered around a belief in the intrinsic value of music education - in this space, students feel a sense of belonging and are actively becoming better humans through music.
My prior experience includes teaching overseas in Kochi, Japan as well as many years as an instructor with MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis. I consider piano to be my main instrument, but I've expanded my interests to include body percussion, drumming, guitar, ukulele, viola, xylophone, and a whole lot of singing.
I graduated from MSU Mankato with a bachelor's degree in Music Education and attained my Level 1 Certification in Orff Schulwerk from the University of St. Thomas. I completed my Master's in Music with a focus in Music Education form Kent State University in the summer of 2017. I love the expansive choral scene here in Minneapolis and have been lucky to sing with the likes of VocalEssence, Prairie Fire Lady Choir, and a charming little bluegrass group called the Hayseed Cree.
I live in Minneapolis with my husband, daughter, son and our two rambunctious cats. When I'm not busy lesson planning or creating some kind of racket, you can find me hiking, knitting, or making homemade pickles.
Kate Gordhamer | email@example.com
Teacher, Choir and Music Exploration
Justice Page Middle School | Minneapolis Public Schools