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Hurst, Tanya » About Me

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 attends Holloway 6th grade middle school and loves being in the choir, and my son Austin who is in 3rd grade here at Cain. He just started drum lessons and loves it!
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 of the generations to come. 
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
I am so very proud of each one of you... you make me proud each day!
Mrs. Hurst
4th Graders Will Be Learning To Play The RECORDER this semester!
Your 4th grade student can purchase their own recorder from our music room here at Cain.  The cost of the instrument is $4.  They will need an instrument to use during class.  I will have instruments available to use during class if they do not purchase one.  Please, see attached note for more information.  
Playing the recorder is fun and will teach your student how to read the MUSICAL STAFF!