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Philip Steinbacher ’81 Leads Thriving Choral Program in Hawaii

At a small, independent school on the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i, Philip Steinbacher ’81 has built a thriving choral program, with nearly one-third of all students participating. The program was featured in the April 2014 edition of Teaching Music, the journal of the National Association for Music Education.

Philip said he teaches students that music is for everyone. “So many students, when they first encounter choral singing, complain that they cannot sing,” he said in the story. “I try to help them understand that singing is a skill, a physical activity, and therefore, can be learned.”

Read the full story, “The Song of the Island,” from Teaching Music.