Music Notes
Teaching Background

       This year will be my sixth year as an educator. I received my bachelor degree in Music Education from the University of Tennessee at Martin. I have previously worked at Houston High School as an assistant band director for two years until starting my career at SFES where I worked for two years. This is my second year at Ellendale and I am looking forward to a classroom filled with students and musical fun!

Educational Philosophy

       I believe every student should have access to music through singing, movement (dance), and instrumental playing. Young children have a natural ability to create and explore music, which makes the art form so important to the natural development of young children. I strive to have a fun engaging music class which includes all students and allows for creativity, questioning, and higher order thinking.

Contact Information

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Work Hours: 8:15AM-2:45PM

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Della Hopper
Della Hopper


In addition to teaching music I play percussion and I enjoy crocheting in my spare time, and I love to garden. I'm currently learning to play ukulele/guitar and I love to travel to other countries and learn about their music and culture.

I’d love to hear from you!

6950 Dawnhill Road | Bartlett, TN | 38135|

Tel: 901-633-3689

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