Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education National Board Certified Teacher
Mrs. Holly Schrade
A little about me - I started playing violin when I was 8 years old. After playing violin all through elementary, middle, and high school, I decided to study music at the University of Arizona. After graduating with a degree in instrumental music education, I jumped right into the classroom and have been teaching Orchestra, General Music, and Mariachi in the valley since the fall of 1999! As a teacher, I have taught in the public school setting, given private studio lessons, and conducted youth orchestras. I have also served as a mentor to Arizona State University music education students in the Strings Project. As a musician, I have performed with an eclectic mix of musical ensembles of varying sizes including church choirs, the Tucson Pops Orchestra, Sierra Vista Symphony Orchestra, Mariachi Arizona, Mariachi Osos Del Valle, a competitive fiddle duo and a small professional recording ensemble. I currently live in Glendale with my loving husband and three wonderful children.