Music Master Teacher
Hi! My name is Micki Kathleen Allred and I am Franklin Discovery Academy's music teacher. I earned my bachelor’s degree at Weber State, where I learned to teach piano through the intervallic approach. Next, I went to the University of Utah, where I taught general music at Whittier Elementary and at the Homeless Shelter as part of a Teaching Assistantship for my master’s in music. I then headed to Eugene, Oregon to finish off my college career. I taught group piano and private lessons at the University of Oregon for two years. I was then offered a job back home in Roosevelt, Utah to teach music. In Roosevelt, I taught general music, for twelve years, at Duchesne County School District and I taught Music 110 at the USU extension. My husband John Allred and I also built a private piano studio, in Roosevelt and taught together for many years. I took a couple of years off from teaching to have two wonderful little boys, and now I am enjoying my experience as FDA's new music teacher. I have loved how FDA doesn't only help its students grow, but also helps its teachers grow as well. Every six weeks, there is an opportunity to create a completely different music course! When I first acquired this job, I learned from my grandmother, who moved to Oregon from the Provo area 70 years ago (she’s 94), that the land this school was built on was from part of her family’s homestead, the Holdaways. My grandmother always said that she grew up on the wrong side of the tracks (the West Side). I have to call her every so often, and tease her that I’m headed to work on the wrong side of the tracks again, J and I wouldn’t have it any other way!