Lower School

Cannon's Lower School music program uses the Orff Approach where children begin with what they do instinctively: play! Imitation, experimentation, and personal expression occur naturally as students become confident, life-long musicians and creative problem solvers. The Orff Approach to teaching is a model for optimal learning in 21st Century classrooms.

Watch this video about the Orff Approach

Middle School

Cannon School believes middle school students deserve a synergy of arts experiences as a way to foster multi-dimensional people, to provide students opportunities to explore and develop their own humanity, and for students to develop an independent artistic vision. Students are exposed to more than one art form as they are discovering who they are. This approach acknowledges that middle school students need choice as they have rapidly changing interests and ever-changing motivational levels. With a diverse exposure to many art forms, students and faculty grow together in many ways. Students rotate between their primary arts selection (band, chorus, strings, and visual art) and an arts exploration class.

Upper School

Upper School students have a wide selection of courses from which to choose, including strings ensemble, jazz ensemble, concert band, chorus, and music technology.

Music Faculty

Music Faculty

Rob Burlington
Director of Music Arts

David Clark
Middle School Chorus Teacher

Brad Davis
Director of Upper School Band / Jazz / Music Technology

Mehan Hughes
Middle School Band Teacher

Jordan Kvanvig
Piano Accompanist

Aimee Pfitzner
Lower School Music Teacher

Anne Marie Samuel
Middle School / Upper School Strings

Cannon School

Phone: 704-786-8171 | Fax: 704-788-7779