Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors in Music Education; Masters in Music Education; Arizona Standard Teaching Certificate: K-12 Music Endorsement, SEI Endorsement
Ms. Kristen Olds
Welcome to the Canyon Springs music and choir website! I am teaching general music for K, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 as well as Chorus (Mr. Serbic is teaching Kindergarten and 4th grade). I am looking forward to a great year of learning and fun as our music classes.
I am an Arizona native, born and raised in Mesa. Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember (I'm pretty sure I could read the notes on the staff before I could read words!) I have been a die hard band kid since 5th grade playing clarinet, tuba, and everything in between and I still play when I have a chance. I have been singing in choirs ever since 9th grade and remain very active in the Phoenix music community. I direct the Bell Canto Handbell Choir and the Women's Choir at Phoenix College. I also sing professionally with the Dickens Carolers during the holiday season.
I have a Bachelors in Music Education from Northern Arizona University and a Masters in Music from Arizona State University, both with an emphasis in choral music. Throughout my ten years of teaching I have served in various leadership roles for the Arizona Music Educators Association and Arizona Choral Educators including VP for H.S. All State, VP for E.S./J.H. Activities, J.H. All-State Co-Chair; and Region Governor.