Hello! My name is Heather Kochem I am a music educator and have been teaching for 15 years! I love teaching music and watching students faces light up with joy as they learn a new song! In my spare time, I enjoy running and being outdoors. I also like to collect gnomes!
I grew up in the Midwest and graduated from Eastern Washington University, where I studied Music and German. I teach orchestra -violin, viola, cello and bass – to 5th grade at ten different schools on the north side and near Hoover. This is my 23rd year teaching in Des Moines and I have taught at many of the elementary schools on the north, east and south sides of Des Moines as well as a couple middle schools. In my spare time I enjoy learning foreign languages, crafting, playing one of my instruments and spending time with my dogs. My favorite part of teaching is seeing the amazing transformation in students from their first lesson to our concerts in the spring!