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Amy Cates
Choir Director/General Music Teacher
North Laurel Middle School

101 Johnson Road
London, KY  40741
(606) 862-4715

Hello everyone!  My name is Amy Cates and I am very honored to be a member of the North Laurel Middle School family!  This is my sixth year as music teacher/choir director at NLMS.  In addition to this, I also serve as an academic team coach. 

I first fell in love with music when I myself was a student at NLMS while playing clarinet in the band.  I was hooked right from the start and continued my involvement in music throughout high school and beyond.  I attended Indiana State University (Go Sycamores!) and received my Bachelor of Music Education in Terre Haute, Indiana. 

My goals for my students are to expose them to various authentic music performances, encourage them to discover and consider new types of music, and to help foster within them a lifetime love of music.  A quote that I live by "The fact that children can make beautiful music is less significant than the fact that music can make beautiful children." -(Cheryl Lavender)

When not at school, I enjoy reading, traveling, road trips, working with local youth through church and other youth ministries, spending time with my family, and spoiling my miniature Dachshund, Brodi!