About Ms. Gardner
Ms Gardner is starting her 3rd year at Jefferson Academy where she teaches the bands and K-2nd general music. If she could wave a magic wand and pick her dream job, this would be it! Before Jefferson Academy, Ms. Gardner taught a large piano studio for 10 years at her home in Westminster.
Ms. Gardner is also a professional performer on the trombone, and enjoys playing with some of the top symphony and jazz bands in the state. She performs regularly with the Fort Collins Symphony and Steamboat Springs Symphony.
Some of her favorite experiences include performing with the Colorado Symphony, performing in the pit for "Sense and Sensibility" (a pilot broadway musical), and playing back up with Adele at the Pepsi Center.
Ms. Gardner has two boys (5 and 10) and 3 cats. When she's not teaching, performing, or wrangling kids and cats, she enjoys hiking, running and rock climbing.