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Susanne Erika Appe

West Portal Elementary School
Music Teacher
susanappe@hotmail.com
Local girl makes good. I grew up in the Bay Area and have been teaching music in San Francisco public schools for twenty years, as a teaching artist. I love being a part of the solution for our next generation.
My music curriculum started with this question: Can music class be just as raucous, exhilarating and engaging as playing sports? Can a music curriculum make you want to yell "YESSssss!!" just like when Steph Curry makes a full court shot?
My goals are to give youth a way to feel powerful in the world, and to tell their story through music. I enjoy teaching a fun, physical, culturally relevant and equitable music class that includes beatboxing, instrument making, drumming, games, singing, dance, STEAM and literacy integration, rapping, song writing, improvisation and composition.