Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Music - Music Education K-12 Instrumental Music in the State of Missouri K-12 Vocal Music in the State of Missouri GAMA Teaching Guitar Workshop, Level 1 World Music Drumming, Level 1
Mr. Steven Kruszka
I am a local kid having graduated from McCluer North High School in 2010. I went to the University of Missouri - St. Louis and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education in Fall 2014. While in college my major instrument was Percussion but also studied all of the instruments offered in Band and Orchestra. I have only ever taught in a Hazelwood Classroom as a teacher. I have been at Central Middle School (2017-2016), Central High (2016-2017) and here at Southeast Middle School. In my time as a classroom teacher I have experience working with 4th through 12th grade Band, 6th through 8th Grade Orchestra, 6th through 8th grade Exploring Music, High School Music Theory and High School Popular Music in American History. I love teaching and sharing my passion for music. It is my goal to build my students into competent and confident musicians. When I am not at school I enjoy teaching High School Drumline, Woodworking, Crafts, 3D Printing, and spending time with my wife, my friends, and my dog. Be careful if you think you see me in public..... I do have an identical twin.
I run 2 afterschool activities
Tuesday - Band Help Session - Practice, make up work, learning a second instrument, etc
Thursday - Jazz Band - a rehearsed ensemble learning to play in the styles of Jazz and Pop Music.