Beginner – Middle School
Voices. Drums. Xylophones. Recorders. Ukuleles. The study of Music at Wellan is based on the Orff-Schulwerk approach, which encourages students to learn by doing what they do instinctively—play! Imitation, experimentation, and personal expression occur naturally and with joy. Older students progress to fundamental theory in note reading, rhythm, and harmony; explore different instruments; improvise; and create their own compositions. Wellan students are primed to appreciate music for a lifetime.
FACULTY & STAFF
Katie Ng, Music Program Coordinator/Music Specialist
Katie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Violin Performance and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and earned her Masters in Music in Violin Performance from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. She teaches Elementary and Voyager music classes and in 2021 established Wellan’s instrument program, through which she teaches violin, viola, and cello small group lessons. In the After School program, she teaches “The Welltones” (Wellan’s glee club) and Wellan’s String Ensemble. As an educator, she is dedicated to enriching her students’ lives through the joy of music. She loves teaching students of all ages, and enjoys finding music that motivates and stimulates students’ interests as well as introducing them to different genres. In addition to teaching music at Wellan, she teaches private Suzuki violin lessons.
She holds a certification in Orff-Schulwerk, First Steps in Music, Conversational Solfege, and Suzuki Violin Books 1-5.
Katie lives with her husband and son in Boston. She is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. When she is not teaching, she often performs with local bands, travels, and enjoys live music.
Amelia Browning, Music Specialist