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Eric Hipple

CLASS ACTIVITIES

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
The first thing we learn about God in the Bible is that He created. The pinnacle of all that God created was mankind in His own image. Therefore, we as humans are innately creative beings. My teaching philosophy is to help each of my students discover and develop their creative abilities and develop those skills so that they can use them to give glory to God. Whether that is through playing an instrument, singing, movement, or visual art, all people can use their God-given gifts to uplift and edify each other.

MISSION STATEMENT

WHY YOU WANTED TO BECOME A TEACHER
My original career thoughts were to study “music business” in order to work in a music store. However, upon the recommendation of my academic advisor at Concordia University-Chicago (class of 96’ – GO COUGARS!), I instead went into the music education program. Professor Harrison saw in me the ability to teach and with God’s guidance, I have continued to grow in my teaching abilities ever since.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS
Playing trumpet, guitar, and bass; musicals; Cub and Boy Scouts; camping.

Hannah Salazar

CLASS ACTIVITIES
With the largest class in the Concert Orchestra graduating in the Spring, I decided to pull out some of the most exciting and challenging music, which has spurred them to work harder and develop more advanced techniques. The Cadet Orchestra is understanding the importance of being a team player and seeing the effect of regular practice and hard work. We were able to play straight through all the songs for the Christmas concert, which gave all the kids a strong sense of accomplishment. It's been a fun year so far! I get so excited for the Christmas and Spring concerts.

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
I want my students to think of orchestra as a safe place to think creatively, implement new concepts and healthy ways of playing that inspires and encourages them to learn their instrument well for the glory of the Lord.

MISSION STATEMENT

WHY YOU WANTED TO BECOME A TEACHER
A love for music and the arts was handed to me from a very young age. I knew early on that I wanted to be able to share and grow that same appreciation for music in others. I loved hearing my mother teach her voice students and seeing the progress they'd make over time. Participating in the worship services on viola showed me that I could be a blessing to someone and provided a way for me to honor the people who have sown into my life.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS
Some of my hobbies include knitting, biking, and pottery. I love being involved in the worship team at my church as well as sharing quality time with friends and family.

Eric Hipple

Eric Hipple

EMAIL
ehipple@concordiapeoria.com

GRADE/SUBJECT TAUGHT
Kindergarten – 8th grade classroom music, Cherub Choir, Kids of the Kingdom Choir, Concert Choir, Cadet Band, Concert Band, Marching Cougars Band, Cougars 4 Christ Chapel Band, Chapel Coordinator

YEARS TEACHING
21 years in Lutheran schools

YEARS TEACHING AT CLS
3 years

CHURCH AFFILIATION
Lutheran Church Missouri Synod; member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Peoria

Hannah Salazar

Hannah Salazar

EMAIL
hsalazar@concordiapeoria.com

GRADE/SUBJECT TAUGHT
Orchestra for Grades K-8; piano accompanist for Concert Choir.

YEARS TEACHING

YEARS TEACHING AT CLS

CHURCH AFFILIATION

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Concordia Lutheran School provides a Christ-centered, academically challenging education to equip students for lifelong discipleship.

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