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Mrs. Yost

I have been teaching Music in Hamilton Township since 2001.
 
Here is some interesting facts about me that you might not know...
 
Before coming to Reynolds I taught in several of the district's Elementary schools.
 
 
I grew up in Morrisville, PA and graduated from Trenton State College with a Bachelor's Degree in Music and a concentration in Vocal Education in 1996.
 
I studied voice with Suzanne Hickman and Robert Guarino (TSC) for 4 years.
Then, I was fortunate enough to study with
Emile Renan, of NYC Opera from 1996 - 2001 and
Guy Waid (NYC) from 2001 - 2005.
I have also studied Vocal Therapy with Dr. Kay Monkhouse in Princeton, NJ 
(Thanks Dr. K for saving my voice!!!)
 
I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Holy Family University in 2007 with a Master's Degree in Education.
 
I have sung and played guitar since I was in the 4th grade. As a teenager, I co-founded a folk group for my local parish. In high school I went "out on tour" with my high school chorale to Quebec, Canada, and then again to Buffalo, Montreal and points North, in College.  I have sung with Savoy Opera Company in Philadelphia, been a soloist in Community Choirs in Falls Township, PA and have sung with the Delaware Valley Regional Orchestra.  Currently, I lead a Contemporary Christian Group, Wingin' It, in which I play guitar, keyboards, percussion and sing lead and back-up vocals.  And, though fame and fortune have eluded me, I still perform every so often. I enjoy listening to, performing in, and attending all kinds of musical theater and operatic performances.
 
Before coming to Hamilton,
I taught vocal music in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (K-12), and was the head teacher at a pre-school in Langhorne, PA.  I taught music at St. Anthony's and Holy Angels schools in Trenton (K-8) and sang at a restaurant in the Philadelphia Area.  All at various times, of course!
 
I was the Minister of Music at the First Presbyterian Church of Titusville, NJ from 1996 to November of 2012, where I conducted the Handbell Choir, Coordinated the Children's music program, and lead the Sr. Choir, where I met my husband (he is a bass/baritone).  I also had the opportunity to work with the choirs in that community for combined services and concerts.
 
When I am not teaching music or working on the school musical,
I enjoy lots of things!  I LOVE to read all kinds of books, but most especially, music books, historical fiction and historic novels. I also love hanging out and planning things with my bestie - Mrs. Karas!  My husband and I enjoy spending time with family and friends, and travelling.  Most of all we LOVE to see our sons, Sam and Henry, growing up!  They are 12 and 8, respectively, and are inspiration, joy and the lights of our lives!
 
 
I hope each one of my students will find some aspect of music that they enjoy. 
 I firmly believe that music should not only be studied in school, 
but experienced throughout one's life.
Music can take you to the ends of the earth, or to a quiet inner-peace.