The instrumental music program at Taft helps students realize 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 help students discover their strengths as learners, refine their listening skills, and instill a sense of cooperation and expression through music. Through these experiences, our students develop the capacity to become great performers, and great people.
—TJ Thompson, director