Music, 5-12 Grade
Encouraging an understanding of musical language is the main focus of our Band and Vocal program here at North Mahaska. Students are encouraged to support one another in this community environment and take responsibility for the success of all. Band and Vocal students are taught a variety of techniques using their instruments, scale sheets, laptops, CD’s, and technique books. Improving their intellectual understanding of music so that their execution in performance becomes flawless.
High School Music
Very involved here at North Mahaska, Tara Carrico works in a variety of capacities from vocal instruction to student council sponsor. Tara and her husband Travis have been married for over 20 years. Their daughter Jenna is a student at William Penn University and son Jace lost his battle with brain cancer in 2008 at age nine.
Bruce Peiffer has been teaching music for over 20 years and works consistently to introduce students to a variety of musical styles to improve their performance. Bruce has four children and two grandchildren. His wife, Cyndi works at William Penn University and they both live on an acreage near Oskaloosa.
Phone: 641- 637-4187
Bringing the lifelong experience of music to our students at North Mahaska, Carolyn Brickley has been teaching here for over 35 years. She is involved in several local Bands playing the trumpet. When not teaching she enjoys playing the trumpet and working on sewing projects.