Hello, my name is Jo Basile and I am a San Jose State University Music Education major. I have been teaching elementary music for private institutions for a year and a half starting from ages two to eleven. I have led group ukulele, recorder, piano and guitar classes, choral ensembles, general music sessions, and private piano and ukulele lessons. I have spent most of my young adult life in choir and drama starting in Jr. High and into my College years by starring in many musicals and large choral works such as The Addams Family and Beethoven’s Mass in C. I have had incredible opportunities to lead middle and high school choirs around the community and it has truly sparked my passion for teaching. To further my educational journey, I completed my level 1 Orff certification for general music and will be pursuing all three levels of certification in the future! My philosophy is that every student has not only the ability to learn, but the right to learn and it is my job to foster as much joy and passion from my students as possible. I am so excited to begin whatever journey our ATG family has in store for all of our students new and old!