Welcome to Music!
Music classes at St. Vincent de Paul allow each child to sing, dance, listen, create, read music, and participate in a yearly performance.  We are pleased to share the world of music with your child.  
Welcome to Music for grades 6-8!
My name is Carter Leeka. This year will be my 29th year in Catholic education. My teaching experience includes vocal, instrumental and general music classes from PK to college levels. I am excited to be joining the staff at St. Vincent de Paul, and look forward to exploring music with our Middle School students. I will be here on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and will teach at St. Matthew in Bellevue on the other two days. If you have questions, send me an email.
Hello!  My name is Karen LeMense, and I am excited to be your new music teacher for grades PK-5!
I'm originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and graduated from the Universtiy of Iowa (Go Hawkeyes!).  I've taught for the Archdiocese of Omaha for over 20 years and play for Masses regularly on weekends at the St. Mary (Bellevue) and St. Pius X parishes.  I continue to study music at UNO.
My husband Todd is a curriculum specialist and head swim coach for Omaha South High School.  We have one daughter, Regina, who has begun her freshman year at the College of St. Mary.
Thank you for the warm welcome I have received!  What a wonderful parish community and school you have!
Please feel free to contact me by email or telephone (492-2111) if you have any questions or concerns about your child's progress in music class.



Composer Research Sites-
Music Games- -- Music curriculum and activities for 6-8 -- Treble clef note naming game -- San Francisco Symphony kids website -- Dallas Symphony Orchestra kids page -- New York Philharmonic kids page -- Note naming games and music podcasts from Cinncinati Public Radio


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