Ahern, Kylie (Strings)

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Hi, my name is Ms. Kylie Ahern and I am excited to teach Strings at Northland Preparatory Academy. This will be my fourth year teaching Strings at NPA.

I began my studies on violin at the age of four in Oklahoma. I earned my Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from Oklahoma State University in 2013, where I studied violin and viola with Dr. Laura Talbott. During my time at OSU, I was concertmaster of the Oklahoma State Symphony Orchestra and a member of Frontiers New Music Ensemble.

I graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2016 with a Master’s degree in Suzuki Violin Pedagogy. I studied Suzuki pedagogy with Dr. Louise Scott and Dr. Karin Hallberg at NAU. I am currently the Suzuki Strings Coordinator at the NAU Community Music and Dance Academy, where I teach individual lessons, Suzuki group classes, and Music Mind Games.

I taught Suzuki Violin in a K-2 program at Marshall Elementary School in Flagstaff from 2014-2020. I currently play violin in the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra and viola in the Skylight City String Quartet.

In my free time, I enjoy running, hiking, taking my dog Queso outside to explore Flagstaff, reading a good book, and going for a bike ride.

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moreBeginning Strings

Description:

String Instrument Rental Information 2022-2023


Strings Intent Form 2022-2023


2022-2023 Google Classroom Code: swve2ji


Welcome sixth grade students! If you have chosen Strings as your sixth grade elective for the 2022-2023 school year, please email me with your first and second choice instrument choices: kahern@northlandprep.org. I will do my best to honor your first choice instrument. However, at times it might be necessary to assign a student to a secondary instrument choice in order to balance the orchestra with enough string players in each section. If a student is already taking private lessons on a certain string instrument, I will be sure they are assigned to that particular instrument in Beginning Strings.


Please do not rent an instrument until students are assigned an instrument for the year and informed which size instrument to rent. It is important for students to learn on an instrument that is the correct size.


Supplies Needed:



  • Instrument (please wait on this)

  • Essential Elements Book 1 (provided)

  • Folder (for loose sheet music)

  • Pencil


2022-2023 Beginning Strings Syllabus – Coming Soon!


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moreConcert Strings

Description:

String Instrument Rental Information 2022-2023


2022-2023 Google Classroom Code: tzzbkuh


Welcome back, Concert Strings! I’m looking forward to an exciting new school year with all of you. No need to bring instruments to the first day of school (August 9, 2022). We will go through the syllabus, get to know one another, and assign rental instruments to students who need them the first day. Please plan to bring your instruments on the second day of school. Feel free to email me with any questions: kahern@northlandprep.org. Looking forward to seeing you all again very soon!


Supplies Needed:



  • Instrument

  • Folder (for loose sheet music)

  • Pencil


2022-2023 Concert Strings Syllabus – Coming Soon!


Syllabus:

Click here to download the Concert Strings syllabus (PDF)

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Planbook Code:

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moreChamber Strings

Description:

String Instrument Rental Information 2022-2023


2022-2023 Google Classroom Code: sx4hq6z


Welcome back, Chamber Strings! I’m looking forward to an exciting new school year with all of you. No need to bring instruments to the first day of school (August 9, 2022). We will go through the syllabus, get to know one another, and assign rental instruments and lockers to students who need them the first day. Please plan to bring your instruments on the second day of school. Feel free to email me with any questions: kahern@northlandprep.org. Looking forward to seeing you all again very soon!


Supplies Needed:



  • Instrument

  • Folder (for loose sheet music)

  • Pencil


2022-2023 Chamber Strings Syllabus – Coming Soon!


Syllabus:

Click here to download the Chamber Strings syllabus (PDF)

Google Calendar:

Planbook Code:

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moreSymphonic Strings

Description:

String Instrument Rental Information 2022-2023


2022-2023 Google Classroom Code: vfkbaae


Welcome back, Symphonic Strings! I’m looking forward to an exciting new school year with all of you. No need to bring instruments to the first day of school (August 9, 2022). We will go through the syllabus, get to know one another, and assign rental instruments to students who need them the first day. Please plan to bring your instruments on the second day of school. Feel free to email me with any questions: kahern@northlandprep.org. Looking forward to seeing you all again very soon!


Supplies Needed:



  • Instrument

  • Folder (for loose sheet music)

  • Pencil


2022-2023 Symphonic Strings Syllabus – Coming Soon!


Syllabus:

Click here to download the Symphonic Strings syllabus (PDF)

Google Calendar: