Welcome to my Vocal Music website. My name is Judith Chan and this is my 29th year of teaching music. Before joining the Horace Mann School since the Fall of 2019, I taught at Beverly Vista School for 18 years. Singing and performing in children's chorus at a young age while growing up in Hong Kong has lead to my passion in music education as an adult. My undergraduate study was in Piano Pedagogy. After I received my music teaching credential in Australia, I came back to the states to finish my Master in Music Education with an emphasis in Kodály methodology. I have performed with the California Bach Society and the San Francisco Symphony Chorus in the Bay Area. It is my belief that every child should have access to the highest quality of music education and this opportunity should be offered at school and not by chance. Research has shown that students who are musically literate can often be better learners in other subjects. While performing is an important aspect in music, my focus in the music room will always be about music literacy. The elementary classes have vocal music once a week. K-2 grades have 35 minutes and 3rd-5th grades have 45 minutes per week. We also offer two chorus ensembles for the elementary grades: Junior Choir (2nd and 3rd Grades) and the District Honor Choir (4th and 5th Grades). Please feel free to click on the links on this page to find out more details of all the programs. The best way to contact me is by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am always looking for parent volunteer to help out as our choral program continues to grow. Please let me know if you are interested. I look forward to another year of music making with your child.