Located in Pewaukee, WI
Hello! My name is Sarah Nienhuis. We recently moved into the area and I’m so excited to teach music to CELA’s students! After 17 years of teaching in the public schools, I finally have the chance to combine my core values and beliefs with what I teach every day. I truly believe that God has brought me to this school and I can’t wait to see what He has in store for us as we learn music together.
My background includes 9 years of teaching K-5 music with a few years of middle school general music, and 8 years of teaching high school choir. My main instrument is the voice, and I love instilling in my students that yes, everyone can sing! In the general music classroom, I have vast experience teaching African drumming, Orff, recorder, movement, solfege, basic music theory and music history. Most of my adult life has also included singing on worship teams and using my gifts outside of the classroom as well.
I am married to Dean, and we have 3 college-aged children, Sam, Elle and Jack. We have a big, beautiful Bernese Mountain dog named Grizzly and a couple of stuck-up cats. We love to travel and in the past few years, we have started to use an RV to see all the beauty the US has to offer. I love reading and listening to books, hiking, and exploring, and eating fancy food. I’m also going to start singing on the worship team at our new church home.