Phone: (651) 744-7127
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Music and Secondary Education Minnesota Teaching License: K-12 Classroom and Vocal Music K-12 Classroom and Instrumental Music
Jessica Erickson (she/her)
Hello! My name is Ms. Erickson, and I am so excited to be teaching here at Hazel Park Preparatory Academy. I graduated from Mount Marty College in Yankton, SD, with a degree in Secondary and Music Education with a license to teach vocal, instrumental, and classroom music. Throughout my career I have taught classroom and vocal music to every grade level, PreK-12. I started at HPPA in 2021 teaching music to our students in the PYP program and have enjoyed working with our wonderful scholars.
Music and performing have always been a part of my life. I have been a member of marching bands, concert bands, pep bands, and jazz bands from 5th grade until I graduated from college. I started playing piano in 2nd grade, clarinet in 5th grade, tenor saxophone in 9th grade. I have sung in many different choirs starting in middle school and are still performing today. I have sung with the USD Men's and Women's Chorus, the St. Kate's Choral Society, the Cathedral Choir at the Cathedral of St. Paul, and am currently a member of Minnesota's LGBTA One Voice Mixed Choir. I have also performed in a number of musicals, starting in elementary school.
I live in the Hamline Midway neighborhood in Saint Paul with my husband, daughter, and three cats. We spend a lot of family time together playing, reading books, watching movies, going to the zoo, swimming, playing at the park, or traveling to visit family.
Dear Families and Caregivers,
This year in the classroom, your student will be learning with QuaverEd. QuaverEd is a nationally-recognized online platform. Each of the four curriculum products — QuaverMusic, QuaverReady, Quaver Pre-K, and QuaverHealth•PE — is designed to provide students with a Seriously Fun Education.
In our classroom we will be using QuaverMusic which is designed with elementary school students in mind. Throughout the year I’ll use engaging songs, activities, lessons, interactives, and prompts. Many lessons offer music and movement - it’s sure to be a great year!
QuaverMusic is taught in over 18,000 schools worldwide, with nearly four million students engaged in music education. It is a nationally recognized leader and is loved by students, teachers, and parents worldwide. “You-Nique,” one of QuaverEd’s best songs, offers a small glimpse at what we can expect this year. I wanted to share it with you - enjoy! I’m sure you’ll hear more songs and activities in the months to come.
I’m very excited to offer this resource to my classes. If you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to ask me or visit QuaverEd.com for more information. Visit https://www.quavered.com to learn more about this Seriously Fun curriculum.
And the QuaverEd Family