The instrumental music program at Taft helps students discover their talents through a broad range of creative outlets. Our goal is for each student to come to know themselves as artists, musicians, and lifelong learners in a collaborative and inclusive setting. In that way, arts education at Taft strengthens our sense of self within the greater community.
I work with students to discover their strengths as learners, refine their listening skills, instill a spirit of cooperation, and develop the ability convey emotion to an audience musically. I hope that students will enjoy creating art and revel in musical expression. Through music, our students not only have the capacity to become great performers, but also great people.
—TJ Thompson, director