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Hello, my name is Matthew Olson and I am the Elementary Music teacher for Kadoka, Interior and Long Valley schools. I also am the 5th Grade Band director for Kadoka, Long Valley and Interior. I also have the 6th grade through 8th grade bands at Interior, Long Valley and Midland (5-8). I graduated from South Dakota State University with a bachelor's degree in Music Education. This will be my fourth year in the district.
When a person can have music in their life, it can bring the world to the person while allowing the person to better understand their own humanity. I look to help my students be able to explore music and foster their musical skills that they can use and enjoy for the rest of their lives.
The people I serve are what brings joy to the work that I do in our district.