My name is Melissa Hartshorn and I am the music teacher at this fantastic school. I am a graduate of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas where I first met my husband nearly 25 years ago. We have two boys. Henry (12yrs.) is in the 6th grade here at BFSMS and Alex (15yrs.) is starting his sophomore year at the International School of the Americas. Both are a constant joy and reminder of how blessed we are.
During my teaching career, I have taught private voice/piano as well as large group instruction in both elementary and middle school classrooms. My master’s degree is in music education with an emphasis in Kodaly methodology from the University of North Texas.
My husband and I love to travel with our boys. Our travel opportunities have allowed me the chance to experience music of all sorts first hand in both large performance halls and local dives in all various corners of the world. I currently sing with the San Antonio Mastersingers, the choral organization that performs with our wonderful San Antonio symphony throughout the year in the Tobin Center.
I can not express just how much I have loved teaching in our school. It truly is an honor to work in such a wonderfully nurturing environment where you feel His hand guiding every step. The Lord provides us all with many talents that we are meant to share with the people that have been put in our path. I feel immensely blessed that the Lord has put me on this particular pathway and I can not wait to see what else He has planned for the upcoming school year.