To learn more about a specific class in the PCCS fine arts program, click on the teacher’s name to view their webpages.
Emily Westbrook teaches using the Quaver Music Curriculum in conjunction with the Core Knowledge Curriculum expectations. The Quaver curriculum is aligned to the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS). This program is a fun and interactive program that incorporates multiple levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy, and brings technology into the music classroom exposing our students to 21st century learning.
SECONDARY CAMPUS FINE ARTS
Alyson Hall pulls on deep knowledge teaching art from almost 30 years of experience. She retired from teaching at South Point High School only to learn that PCCS needed a high school art teacher. Alyson Hall has quickly settled into teaching art at the secondary campus. Check out her webpage to see her featured student artist of the week.
Mr. Cole and Mr. Dunlevy are our band instructors. Mr. Cole shares, “Music is my passion. I enjoy the students and the administrative support at PCCS. My students are hard workers. I’m proud of the tradition of excellence we’ve achieved at PCCS.” Mr. Cole was inducted into the NC Bandmasters Hall of Fame in 2011. Mr. Joey Dunlevy brings 25 years experience to Piedmont as a music instructor.
John White, having played for 33 years, is going into his 6th year at PCCS. He has been teaching for 20 years. His classroom has twenty guitars for the students to use in class and take home for practice. His classes perform a guitar recital at the end of the year as well as special events like Earth Day at the Schiele Museum. The PCCS guitar program offers multiple levels of teaching depending on experience. The first level is for students that have never picked up a guitar. Students learn the tuning, basic chords and the notes on the neck. Then they graduate to some songs that have the chords they have been practicing. The more advanced levels learn what the guitar can do.
Renee Painter has been in music for over 30 years. She shares, “I am very excited to be at Piedmont Charter as a part of the wonderful fine arts program. I especially love choral music and am happy to have the opportunity to share my gifts with the students. There is an eagerness to learn different styles of singing and I’m honored that I can open those doors for the chorus students.”
Tiffany Perry has been trained to teach musical theater and dance. Teaching Theater Arts in the public school system for eight years, Mrs. Perry has also served our community as Gaston School of the Arts Executive Director for two years and started their popular “Taste of the Arts” program. She has performed professionally in Kernersville, Winston Salem, Boone, and her hometown at the Little Theater.