Meet a Webster Schroeder senior whose love for music may someday bring him right back to the classroom in our Scholastic Arts Spotlight.
Teaching seems to come naturally to Andrew Whitson----so it's only natural that he should turn to teaching as a career. Because he loves music----he says he'll teach music!
"I really enjoy listening to music and playing music and choosing a profession that I enjoy is something that is important to me, it affects me and I want to be able to affect other people," he says.
Andrew is absolutely dedicated to the music program at Webster Schroeder. He's the principal oboe in the school orchestra and wind ensemble and takes private lessons at the Hochstein School of Music and Dance. He also sings, in everything from the school jazz choir, to the men's ensemble.
Under the guidance of teacher Amanda Tierson, Andrew's spent the past year teaching and coaching 9th grade music students.
"He’s very relaxed, laid back, and he listens really well to them, he gives them the space to perform, make mistakes, go over them with them," says Tierson. "He’s going to be a great teacher."
"In ten years I’ll probably be teaching high school, and in my dream job I’d probably be working for an international school of music. That's my dream, it may not happen, but that's what I’d really like to do," says Andrew.
Next fall, Andrew will attend
Even though the school year is over----we're already taking nominations for next school year. If you know a student who will be a senior in the fall----and who's doing great things in dance, music, theater or the visual arts, let us know! Just download an application.
Scholastic Arts Spotlight is sponsored by Canandaigua National Bank,