Mrs. Fenton

Phone: (517) 339-8253 ext. 4404

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance Post-Baccalaureate Certification, Music Education Orff Schulwerk Certification Orff Schulwerk Master Class Orff Schulwerk Teacher Trainer, Recorder Master of Education, Educational Leadership

Mrs. Fenton

Hello, Murphy Mustangs!

My name is Amy Fenton and I have been teaching in Haslett Schools for eighteen years!  It's hard to believe it's been that long.  Along with teaching music at Murphy, I also teach four of the first grade classes at Wilkshire. 

I am a graduate of The University of Arizona. I hold a Bachelor of Music Degree with a major in Vocal Performance and a minor in flute.  I then continued my coursework to earn my Music Education Post-Baccalaureate Degree, which certifies me to teach K-12 music.  I also hold a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Grand Valley State University.  

Music has always been a very important thing in my life and I enjoy sharing that love of music with my students.  I have extensive training and certification in the music education approach of Orff Schulwerk.  In a nutshell, students in Orff Schulwerk classrooms build musicianship through the integration of music, movement, speech and drama.  Students learn through what they do naturally: PLAY!  

Outside of school, I serve on the Executive Committee of the National Board of Trustees for the American Orff-Schulwerk as Treasurer.  I also teach continuing education courses for music teachers in the summer and travel throughout the United States as a clinician for music educators.

My husband, Todd, is a forensic anthropologist and professor at Michigan State University. We enjoy traveling in the summers and enjoy spending time with our cockatiel, Peaches.  In my free time, I enjoy reading, cooking and gardening.