BETH DAMERON is the 4th-8th grade instrumental music teacher at Woodside Elementary. She has been teaching since 2004 and has been teaching at Woodside Elementary since 2007. At Woodside, Ms. Dameron teaches: 4th grade ukulele, 5th grade beginning band, 6th grade beginning band, Upper School (6th-8th) elective band, 6/7 ukulele 7th grade guitar, 8th grade "found" percussion, and zero period (6th-8th) jazz band. In addition to teaching music, Beth teaches the SEL/advisory classes to the upper school students. She enjoys getting to know the Woodside students through both musical and SEL experiences.
Ms. Dameron believes that Music is an essential part of being human. Her primary goal in all of her classes is to help students grow as citizens of the world using music as a cooperative and expressive tool toward that growth. Teaching SEL classes has only strengthened her ability to connect to students in and outside of the classroom.
Outside of School
Outside of school, music is still an integral part of life. Beth enjoys finding opportunities to support and listen to live music of a variety of genres and sharing those experiences with family and friends. But mostly, she enjoys spending time with her two daughters who also attend Woodside School! In their free time, they make it a priority to be outside, on hikes or at the beach and enjoy what the bay area has to offer.
San Jose State University - BA, Music Educatoin
San Jose State University - MA, Music Education
National Board Certification, Music, Early-Middle Childhood
Areas of Professional Development & Musical Experiences
Teaching Guitar Workshop
West African Drumming
San Jose Taiko
Balinese Gamelan Orchestra
Professor, World Music Course, San Jose State University
Lead Teacher, Summer Music & Dance Institute, San Jose