I received my Masters in Music Education from the University of Memphis in 2018 and a Bachelors of Music in Music Education from Murray State University in 2012. I graduated with honors-Summa Cum Laude. I am currently working towards completing my National Board Teaching Certification.
I am currently in my 7th year of teaching and my 6th year at DCMS! I began my teaching career with student teaching in 2012. I am originally from Kentucky, and did my student teaching at Paducah Middle School. I then began teaching private music lessons for all instruments around the states of Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois. I spent my first year as a Music Educator in Paragould, Arkansas. I was the Middle School Band Director, and assistant to the high school. Every day I taught about 480 students from grades 7-12. While at Paragould, I taught beginning band, 8th grade band, high school jazz band, high school marching band, and assisted with the winter drumline. I was also heavily involved with an after school private lessons program for all students in the program.
Mr. Hart is in his seventh year of public school teaching. Prior to gaining a position at DeSoto Central Middle School, Mr. Hart was an assistant band director at at Paragould Jr. & Sr. High School. Mr. Hart has also previously taught with numerous programs as a staff member in Kentucky, Inidiana, and Arkansas. At Paragould, Mr. Hart taught the Jr. High Intermediate Band, beginning clarinets, beginning low brass, general music, and team taught the Sr. High Marching & Concert Bands. Mr. Hart was born and raised in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. His brother was a trombone player and Mr. Hart was taken into the band world by storm. Although proficient on all instruments, Mr. Hart’s primary instrument is the euphonium. His previous teacher/private instructors include David Centers, Matt Baucum, Ray Conklin, John Fannin, Todd Hill, Bryan Heath, and Steven Mead (euphonium virtuoso). In high school, Mr. Hart was involved with many activities, including Marching band, pep band, jazz band, All-District band (principle euphonium 7th-12th grade), All-State band (principle euphonium 1 year), and All-State marching band, while maintaining a perfect GPA. After high school, Mr. Hart sought his bachelors degree in instrumental music education by attending Murray, Kentucky. He graduated summa cum laude in the fall of 2012. While in college, Mr. Hart became a member of the legendary Racer Marching band, rising as section leader and helping to plan the annual Festival of Champions marching contest. Aside from marching band, Mr. Hart was selected to perform with the Kentucky Intercollegiate Band, where he sat as principle euphonium. As a member of the university wind ensemble, Mr. Hart premiered a student composition in a concert at the John F. Kennedy center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C. also while in college, Mr. Hart marched with the crowd favorite Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, marching euphonium in 2010. In the 2013-2014 school year, Mr. Hart was awarded a full ride scholarship as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Louisville. Mr. Hart most recently finished his Masters in Music Education at the University of Memphis.
Mr. Hart has a strong passion for teaching and playing his instrument. Many of his private lessons students have accomplished the goal of making all-district and all-state band. Mr. Hart is currently a member of ITEA (International Tuba Euphonium Association) and ITA (International Trombone Association). He is also an alumni member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia national music fraternity. Mr. Hart was recently married to his college sweetheart, Emily Hart. In his free time, Mr. Hart enjoys being outdoors and playing with his dogs Ruby and Darcy.
The following supplies will need to be brought to band daily for a weekly grade:
1) Instrument (when applicable for 6th graders)
2) PENCIL(Pens will be UNACCEPTABLE)
5) Three Ring binder with sheet protectors
6) Two different colored highlighters
7) Korg TM-50 tuner/metronome
Helps with note reading practice and ear training-highly recommended!!!http://www.musictheory.net
Tonal Energy Tuner-Tuner and Metronome all in one ($2.99)
Soundcorset Tuner/metornome (free)
Vic Firth app (free)
Bandmate-free tuner that notates the player's note. Great for beginners!!