Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music Education Choral Certification, Piano Emphasis
My name is Diane Rush and this is my thirty-first year teaching music! I am so excited to be teaching Kindergarten through fifth grade at Pass Road Elementary this year. I have a Music Education degree from Carson-Newman University with choral certification and piano emphasis. When I was young, I wanted to be a concert pianist, but after I started teaching piano lessons, I realized I loved explaining how music works.
My husband and I have four children and two grandchildren. We are also the proud "parents" of three pets - one dog and two cats!
In teaching elementary music, I embrace the privilege that comes with starting to get to know and educate a student in kindergarten and continuing that learning relationship all the way through fifth grade. I have two main goals that I strive for in my classroom: developing a fun love for music and preparing students to continue on a musical path in middle school and beyond.
Whether we are singing, reading notes and rhythms, playing instruments, or performing a musical, all activities lead toward accomplishing the core music skills and the goal of enjoying music!