Berkeley Unified Music Department

Berkeley Unified Music Department (2020-21)

Teacher Scholars

Nancy Boyles, Roland Brown, Moises Chavez, Sarah Cline, Jan Davis, Mary Dougherty, Peter Gidlund, Olesia Gordynsky, Michael Hammond, JJ Hansen, Caroline Harrison, Shannon Houston, Carlotta Jacobs, Merlyn Katechis, Diana Lee, Aimee Lubalin, Georgia Martin, Alison Sawyer, Steffanie Schaeffer, Scott Tana, Henry Viets, Karen Wells


Peter Gidlund

Teacher Leaders

Aimee Lubalin, Georgia Martin, JJ Hansen

School Focus

In their eighth year of partnership, the BUSD Music teachers are using collaborative inquiry to engage all students to successfully learn to play an instrument and to set goals that will lead them to develop their creative potential. In this pandemic year, they are especially focused on using music to bring joy to students to encourage them to engage in distance learning. This group is focused particularly on students of color and other historically underserved groups.