Mrs. Alicia Crespo began teaching at Grace in 2003. With over 20 years of experience in both private schools and the Nashville Public School System, she brings a wealth of knowledge in general music, chorus, handbells, and piano. Mrs. Crespo has a BS in Vocal/General Music Education K-12 from Tennessee Technological University. She has also received certification in Orff-Schulwerk techniques, Kindermusik (music education from birth to age 7) and LCMS colloquy from Concordia University in Seward, NE. She has performed professionally with the Nashville Opera and Nashville Symphony Chorus and maintains a private piano studio. She is an active member of the Grace church music ministry.
Students at Grace in our PreK-6th grade participate in music classes twice a week. Classes are activity-based and incorporate singing, dancing, and playing instruments. She uses a collaborative approach with classroom teachers, often using music to help reinforce concepts from math, language, history, religion, and literature.
4th and 5th graders participate in Recorder Karate, earning belts for their recorders as they advance in their skills in reading music and playing. Our 6th grade students continue to grow in music reading by learning to play the ukulele during the second quarter.
Our 7th and 8th grade students have a variety of music electives to choose from. Mrs. Crespo directs a handbell choir and a vocal choir, consistently earning Superior ratings at competition. Students can also take beginning guitar or music appreciation.