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Mr. Payne

Mr. Payne

Middle School Band Director

I arrived at Huron Academy in November of 2011. This will be my eighth year teaching your students. I hold a Bachelors of Music degree from Alma College and a Masters of Music Education degree from Oakland University.
 
I structure all of my classes to adhere to The National Standards of Music and the Michigan Benchmarks for Music. Both of these documents emphasize singing, the playing of instruments, and especially, improvisation and composition. These are emphasized because they are the only creative outlets in a music classroom.
 
In the 2012-2013 school year we started Huron Academy’s first band program, open to sixth grade students only. The band now covers grades five through eight, with over eighty students participating.
 
In early 2013 the archery program, authorized by the Michigan DNR and the National Archery in the Schools Program, began. We now teach this program in the middle school as enhancement classes.
 
Please visit my website to see pictures, videos, and explanations of what your child will learn throughout their career as a musical scholar at Huron Academy.
 
John Payne
 
To contact Mr. Payne: paynej@huronacademy.org