Degrees and Certifications:
BM Music Education - Webster University K-12 Instrumental Music Certification
Mr. Ben Stitzel
My Name is Mr. Stitzel, I am Mallinckrodt's music and band teacher! This year (18-19) is my first year teaching in SLPS and I am very excited to work with our students! I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and moved to St. Louis about 10 years ago, where I attended Webster University to study music education. Prior to teaching, I served as a worship music director, private piano teacher, and freelance pianist in St. Louis and around the midwest.
In the classroom, I will be focusing on music literacy, aural comprehension, and performance in order to foster young musicians who can speak, write, perform, and think about music in the same ways that professional musicians do. In addition to the general music curriculum, 5th-grade students at Mallinckrodt will have an opportunity to join our rapidly growing beginning band program! This band will allow students to choose a concert instrument and participate in regular rehearsals in order to perform publicly and get a head start in preparing for a middle or high school band!
Out of the classroom, I enjoy board games of all kinds, cooking, live music, and traveling.
If you have any questions, comments, queries, conundrums, concerns, thoughts, theories, or revelations regarding Mallinckrodt's music program, feel free to email me any time!