Until we meet again…

Hello Everyone,

This will likely be my last post for this school year.  What a journey!  Never thought I would have a blog.  Didn’t even know what Zoom was before this year.  But I have, and now I know, and I feel like I’ve grown and that’s always a good thing, right?  Thanks to all of you who have hung in there with me and persevered through all my attempts at online music education.

While some things have worked better than others, I think we can all agree that there’s no substitute for the real thing.  I hope you all have an amazing summer and I look forward to seeing you and your kiddos in person in the fall (Yes, I’m thinking positively!).

Stay well,

Mrs. Iltis


Monday, Monday…

Hello Everyone,

Ready for a new week?  Sometimes it’s just a matter of getting started, and then things start to flow. Things probably seem to me moving slowly from day to day and yet suddenly here we are, one week from Memorial Day! How did that happen?!

Thanks for hanging in there and all that you’re doing to support your children in their education.  I realize that music may not always be at the top of the “to do” list each day, but thanks for doing what you can when you can.

Music quote of the week…       

Have a great week!

Mrs. Iltis


…so maybe I was a little hasty when declaring the end of the snow.  But, really?? It’s May!!

I hope you all had a good week with your family and I hope all you mothers out there were able to enjoy your special day yesterday (Even though it was STILL cold!).  You ROCK!!

As always, please feel free to reach out to me with questions or concerns about anything musically related and I will do my best to help.  If your child is in 5th grade and beyond, encourage them to sign up for a Zoom lesson with me.  I typically reserve Wednesday afternoons for MS chorus, Thursdays for 5th Grade Band lessons and Friday for MS Band lessons.  I send out sign up sheets via Google Docs every Monday.  We also continue to Zoom a MS Band and Chorus check-in every Wednesday at 11:00.  These are all great ways to stay connected and progress vocally and instrumentally!

Music quote of the week…

“I’ve always thought people would find a lot more pleasure in their routines if they burst into song at significant moments.” –  John Barrowman

So, go ahead, burst into song and have a great week!

Mrs. Iltis



It’s finally happening and the black flies are in agreement!  I don’t think we’ll be having any more snow storms.  I hope yesterday gave you the same lift that it did me.

Weather aside, I’m proud to be a part of this school community!  Everyone is doing such an amazing job of caring for and lifting each other up.  That is what will get us through this time and help us to grow in the process.  I’m also incredibly proud of students who are reaching out and asking for help (of all kinds) when they need it.  That takes a special kind of maturity.  

Quote of the week…

Can’t argue with that!  Please stay safe and have a good week.

Miss you all!!

Mrs. Iltis