Teachers




Leyla Sanyer
Oregon High School
Ph. 608-835-4403 | Email me

Oregon High School Music Page


Teaching Since: 1976
At Oregon High School Since: 1987
Courses Taught: Orchestras - Concert Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Music Composition, Independent Study in Music
Duties:
Leyla is the Oregon High School Music Department Head and the Fall Musical Pit Orchestra Director
Education: Bachelors (1976) and Masters (1987) Degrees in Music Education from UW-Madison
Awards/Honors: Channel 15 WMTV Crystal Apple Award (2011), American String Teachers Association-Elizabeth A.H.Green Award for Public School String Teaching (2004), Lawrence University (Appleton)-Excellence in Secondary Teaching (2002), Scott Klug Award for Teacher Excellence in Wisconsin (1995), Manitowoc, WI Teacher of the Year (1983)
Professional Organizations: President of the Wisconsin Music Educators Association, Journal reveiwer for the American String Teacher Magazine - ASTA, Violinist - Oakwood Chamber Players, and Violinist - Camerata String Quartet



Laura Burns
Oregon High School
Ph. 608-835-5325 | Email me
Oregon High School Music Page


Teaching Since: 1993
At Oregon High School Since: 2012
Courses Taught: Small Group Instruction for Orchestra Students Grades 9-12
Education: Bachelors (1998) Degrees in Music Education and Violin Performance from UW-Madison and Masters Degree in Violin Performance
Professional Organizations: President of the Independent String Teachers of Madison, President-elect of the Wisconsin chapter of the American String Teachers Association, Violinist in the Madison Symphony Orchestra and the Rhapsodie String Quartet




Tom Elmer

Oregon Middle School
Ph. 608-835-4819 | Email me

At Oregon School District: Since 2009
Places Taught: Tom has been teaching in Oregon for the past three years including positions at Prairie View Elementary, Rome Corners and the Middle School.  Prior teaching experience includes 5th-12th grade strings at several schools in Oconomowoc Area School District.
Tom has also run a private violin and viola studio for many years out of his home and also serves as a conductor at the UW-Whitewater Strings Camp held each summer.

Professional Organizations: Member of the American String Teachers Association and the National Association for Music Education
Other Interests: Tom's other interests include sports (mostly the Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers), building and keeping fish aquariums, composing and arranging music, languages, and cycling.



Kay Black

Rome Corners Intermediate School
Ph. 608-835-4721 | Email me

Teaching Since: 1995
At Rome Corners Since: 2012
Courses Taught: Kay has taught 4th-12th graders and prior to coming to Oregon, taught at the New Berlin School District for 11 years and the Janesville School District for 6 years.  She has served as violin coach for the Kenosha Public School Middle School Orchestra Retreat, and the UW-Whitewater Strings Camp and Chamber Retreat on many occasions, as well as serving as an orchestra director at the UW-Whitewater Strings Camp.  
Duties:
 Kay is the Director of Orchestras for Rome Corners Intermediate School
Education: Bachelors Degree in Music Education from UW-Whitewater and a Masters Degree in Music (2005) from Northwestern University with an emphasis on Orchestral Development
Awards/Honors: Kay was named the Public School String Teacher of the Year in 2012 by Wi-ASTA (Wisconsin Chapter-American String Teachers Association)
Professional Organizations: Kay 
is currently a violinist and violist with the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra and a freelance performer.