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K-8 EXCELLENCE SINCE 1973
2027 7th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710 (map) • 510‑845‑0876

Madeleine King

Faculty

Madeleine King

K-3rd Grade Music Teacher, Head of Music Program

Madeleine King has 35 years of teaching experience, and joined our music faculty in 1996. She has taught music in several different schools and programs in the Bay Area. Ms. King received her B.A. in fine arts and education from the University of Indiana, where she also obtained a teaching credential in K-12 art education. After teaching art for several years, she went on to continue her interest in music education with training in the Orff-Schulwerk. In addition to teaching music, Ms. King is also a performing singer/songwriter and has recorded three CDs, two of original music and one children’s CD of classic favorites. Playing both guitar and mandolin, she performs at numerous venues in the Bay Area.

Teaching Since

1984

Contact

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Why I Work with Children

Kids inspire me and remind me to stay fresh, open, curious, and to never stop learning. Children are the adults of the future – their education and experiences are so very important.

A Favorite Book

Oh, The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss. With lines like this, it’s obvious the reason why:
“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!”

Quick Fact

Loves to paddle-surf

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Never had a cavity

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