Lower School Music Teacher Pam Scott

Years at the Academy: 24

Degree: B.M., Duquesne University

What motivated you to become a teacher?

I was really inspired by my three private music instructors when I was younger. They showed me that music is about experiencing, not just listening, and I wanted to share that with students.

Why did you choose to teach at Sewickley Academy?

After only a few months here, I knew it was somewhere I would stay. It’s a place where students love to learn, parents are invested in their children’s educations, and the administration trusts you as an expert in the field.

What are your favorite moments with a student?

It’s always apparent on children’s faces when they step out of themselves and hear how their part fits together with the larger whole - that moment when they don’t just concentrate solely on their part and instead hear the music they are creating as a group.

What are some of your interests/hobbies?

Outside of music, I love paper crafting – mostly scrapbooking and card-making. I also love photography.

What is the most important life lesson you want my child to learn in your classroom?

To always give their best. This doesn’t always mean perfection in the skill, but just simply giving their best.
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