Hello!  My name is Shirley Houser and I am the general music teacher for grades K-5.

This website will be updated throughout the school year in order to inform you of upcoming events in the elementary music department.  Check back often for updates!

About Me

BA in Music Education with Piano Concentration from Anderson University, IN, 1986

MME in Music Education with Kodaly Emphasis, Certification Level I, II and III from Capital University, OH, 2008

+15 from Ashland University, OH, 2009

Orff Level I, Summer 2016

Orff Level II, Summer 2017

Philosophy of Music Education

Music education, an essential form of communication, fosters personal expression, critical thinking, listening skills and a life-long appreciation for music.

Purpose of Elementary Music Education

The purpose of elementary music education is to give students the gift of music literacy. Students will receive comprehensive training in:

  • Rhythm                                
  • Solfege
  • Sight-singing
  • Listening
  • Writing
  • Performing
  • Creating
  • Aural & visual memory perceptions

 Check the Standards page for more info on the Kodaly Method of Music Education.





Shirley Houser

Unioto Elementary School 138 Sandusky Blvd Chillicothe, OH 45601

(740) 773-4103