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About Me

My name is Tanya Hurst. I have taught elementary music for 20 years. I believe that music is vital to the overall "well-rounded" educational experience of our students here in WISD. I am proud to be a part of the foundational experience that helps to send our students on to the outstanding musical programs that await them at the upper level campuses in our district. I have an associate degree from our own TJC here in Tyler where I was a part of the fabulous vocal group "Harmony and Understanding". I attended the amazing school of music at TCU then completed my elementary music and reading certifications here at the beautiful University of Texas at Tyler where I was a member of the Chamber Choir.
I have had many opportunities to perform at some amazing places across the country and now have the privilege of sharing my love of music with children. I have been married to my musician husband for 21 years. We have two beautiful children... Allyson who will be a 7th grader at the beautiful new Whitehouse Jr. High. She is excited to be taking Art and Theater Arts this year. My son Austin will be in 4th grade here at Cain. He loves baseball and plays the drums very well!
My goal as a teacher is to indeed create performers of music, but to also to foster and develop an appreciation of the Fine Arts. My students today will become the future supporters and patrons of the Fine Arts for generations to come. One of the most exciting things for me is to see my former students continuing their music education through our choir and band programs.  I LOVE when they come back and see me here at CAIN!
If you have any questions regarding our music classes or programs you can reach me at hurstt@whitehouseisd.org. My conference time is 7:45-8:30 AM
May we all have a blessed year!  Let's make some noise :))
Tanya Hurst