Music || Música

Claremont students sing, play instruments, improvise melodies, variations and accompaniments, compose music, read and notate music, listen to, describe, and analyze music, evaluate music and music performances, understand relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts, and understand music in relation to history and culture, and oh yeah, we have a lot of fun!

Los estudiantes de Claremont cantan, tocan instrumentos, improvisan melodías, variaciones y acompañamientos, componen música, leen y escriben música, escuchan, describen y analizan la música y presentaciones musicales, entienden la relación entre la música y las otras artes y disciplinas fuera de las artes, y entienden la música en relación a la historia y la cultura, y la pasamos bien!

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Bienvenidos a música  || Welcome to music

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Amanda Moore photoMs. Amanda Moore
Vocal Music Teacher
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This is my 12th year at Claremont! I love to share my love of music with our students. I graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a BA in Music and a Masters in Education. In my spare time I enjoy building instruments and spending time outdoors, doing triathlons, hiking and backpacking.



John Findley photoMr. John Findley

Instrumental Music Teacher- Band/Orchestra

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Mr. Findley is a Northern Virginia native who is beginning his 18th year teaching instrumental and general music at Claremont and Escuela Key. He holds a bachelor’s degree and a graduate diploma in music performance from New England Conservatory in Boston. His career includes 5 years with the Mexico City Philharmonic and many years in the Washington DC area as a freelancer.

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Dr. Laura Larco
Vocal Music Teacher

He enseñado en la Escuela Claremont durante doce años y me siento muy afortunada de continuar aquí. Tengo un doctorado en antropología de la música y no me canso de seguir estudiando porque me encanta aprender. Durante el verano asistí al curso internacional de música Orff en Kouvola, Finlandia, en donde aprendí diferentes maneras de crear, participar y enseñar música. Espero con entusiasmo el inicio del año escolar para poder conocer, reencontrarme y trabajar con los nuevos estudiantes haciendo música.


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Ms. Molly Spooner-Agnew

General Music/Choral for Pre-K, 3rd Grade, 5th Grade


Ms. Agnew is thrilled to be teaching part-time at Claremont again, sharing her time with Long Branch Elementary. Molly is originally from Albany, New York, and was educated at The University of Michigan and The Manhattan School of Music. She moved to Arlington eight years ago and enjoys living in the Claremont neighborhood with her husband and two children, Lila and Sam. In her free time, Molly enjoys singing, dancing, reading, and performing in community theater shows. She loves Claremont because it is such a welcoming community that truly values the beautiful and unique gifts of the staff and students.