Tabitha Tetreault has taught 5th through 8th grade string orchestra at Tierra Linda Middle School since 2009. Under her direction, the TL orchestras have grown from 2 class periods a day to 5, along with multiple Gold awards from Heritage festivals and unanimous superior ratings from the California Music Educators Association.
Tabitha started off playing Clarinet in 5th grade and then starting picking up a love for learning different instruments from there, including saxophone and bass in middle school. She cultivated a passion for teaching as a teenager, including section leader in the Poway High School marching band and teaching younger students private lessons.
She graduated with honors from UC Santa Cruz, with a BA in Music and a minor in education. While attending UCSC, and was chosen to play at Carnegie Hall at the age of 19. Since college, she has taught orchestra, band and choir at the middle school, high school and community music levels.
In addition to teaching, Tabitha has continued to play in musical pits as well as singing on stage in multiple productions at Hillbarn Theatre in Foster City. She currently plays Viola with the Peninsula Scottish Fiddlers and with the New Millennium Chamber Orchestra. She is excited to teach with the Murphy Music Camp again this summer.