Students Sitting in Music Class

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Hello! My name is Mrs. Katherine Vaughan and I am the music teacher at Westwood.

During the year, your child will be introduced to a variety of musical experiences, including: singing, playing instruments, listening, moving, improvising, expressing, creating, and performing. Each of these will help your student develop and keep a lifelong love of music.

We have a few programs coming up during the rest of the 2017-2018 school year. They are:

  • 3rd and 2nd Grade                         – February 27th at 6:00PM
  • Westwood Select Ensemble – April 19th at 6:00PM
  • 1st and Kindergarten             – April 24th at 6:00PM

Please mark your calendars now for these events so you can come and watch your student shine!

In order for all students to be successful in music, the following guidelines have been established in the music room:

M – Make sure to follow directions.

U – Use materials as shown by the teacher. This includes instruments, paper, whiteboards, etc.

S – Sing, speak, move, and play only when asked.

I – Involve yourself in all activities. Participation is key in music!

C – Consider others and be kind.

I am excited to share more musical experiences with your student this year. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at (785) 717-4150 or


Katherine Vaughan

Below you will find links to my twitter page and music education website: