Degrees and Certifications:

B.M. University of the Pacific M.M. Boston University

Mr. Michael Miles

Hello!  My name is Mike Miles and this is my second year at Arbor View Elementary School.  This year, I'm excited to be the music teacher for the Kindergarten classes.  I'll also be teaching second grade music at Westfield Elementary School.  Overall, this is my 15th year of teaching.  I began my teaching career in California, where I taught high school and middle school music for 11 years.

When I'm not teaching, I enjoy spending time at home with my family and our high-energy dog.


Some key concepts we will be working on for this year will be:

         *how to maintain a steady beat in music.

         * how and when to use our 4 voices in music (singing, speaking, calling and whispering).

         * how to play small percussion instruments (triangles, tamborines, shakers and hand drums).

         * recognizing high and low sounds, slow and fast music, and different styles of music.