General Music, Band, and Chorus: 

This is my sixth year of teaching, my fifth year of teaching music, and my second year at Oak Grove.  Last year, I moved across the country from Washington State, where I taught Junior High English, Junior High Choir, Elementary Music, and Band. This summer I got married and changed my name from Ms. Billings to Mrs. Karter! 


I cram a lot of music into my three days at Oak Grove. I teach band and chorus to 4th, 5th, and 6th graders and recorder to 3rd graders, I lead the school in a weekly All School Sing, and I teach general music to every grade from pre-k through 6th graders. I feel very lucky to be at a school that values music so highly.


This year, along with teaching at Oak Grove, I will teach music at Harrisville Wells Memorial School and the John D Perkins Academy of Marlow. I have sung in the Seattle and Tacoma Symphony Chorales, and currently play trumpet in the Monadnock New Horizons Band. I can play the guitar, trumpet, clarinet, flute, saxophone, trombone, euphonium, drums, xylophone, recorder, autoharp, and melodica, but my favorite instruments to play are piano and ukulele.  


For more information about our music program at Oak Grove, please visit:

Kate Karter

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