Meet Your Students' Student Teacher

Miss Leah Richmond

It's nice to meet you!

Hello there. My name is Leah Richmond. I am a student teacher of Music and am working at Harding Academy on the High School side. I am currently practice teaching under the guidance of Mr. Alan Nesbitt. It is my goal to provide your students with a positive learning experience and new knowledge about Music in a fun and creative environment.

It is my belief that anyone can be a musician. Your students have enormous potential musically and it is my goal to help them achieve that potential. I have truly enjoyed getting to know each and every one of them these past weeks. I look forward to getting to know them better and I hope that I will have an opportunity to meet you as well.

I am also working alongside Mr. Frazier, so do not be surprised if you see me from time to time on either side of Harding Academy.

Who is Miss Richmond?

L(oving) E(nthusiastic) A(rtistic) H(elpful

I am from a family of five. My parents raised my two siblings and me with a deep love and appreciation of music (something I hope to pass on to your students this fall). This led to my desire to be a member of the band when I was given the opportunity at my elementary school.

I started band class in fifth grade and was handed a trombone. I did not love my instrument at first, in fact, I didn't even like it. After hours of practice and hard work, I came to love my loud, brassy instrument. I carried it through high school marching bands, pep bands, jazz bands, concert bands and through college. From early in high school, I knew that I wanted to do something with music. I quickly settled on the idea of music education. I earned my undergraduate degree from Florida College and I graduated in May of 2011 with a B.A. in Music with Trombone performance.

I wanted to continue my education and decided to obtain my Masters. I had heard many great things about Harding University and so I applied and was accepted into their Master of Arts in Teaching program. When I graduate this December, I will be a K-12 Music and Instrumental licensed teacher.

After graduation, I will be seeking a full time teaching position, but I do not yet know if it will be Elementary or Secondary. It is my ultimate goal to educate young minds and to share my love of music.

How do I contact Miss Richmond?

If you have any questions about me or my role in the classroom, please feel free to contact Mr. Alan Nesbitt ( or myself (listed below). As I spend my days with your students, I am typically not available by phone until after 5:30pm. If you leave a message, I will do my best to get back to you as quickly as possible.

What's happening in the band room:

These past weeks, the band hall has been buzzing with activity. Whether it has been the rich, melodious sounds of the Senior High Band and the 8th grade band, or the fun squeaks and squawks from our Beginning Girls Band, music and energy fill the room.

Both the Senior High Band and 8th Grade band have been working hard on preparing their concert music. They all really seem to enjoy the music Mr. Nesbitt has selected! I have enjoyed rehearsing with them and getting to know them as individuals.

The past few weeks have been filled with excitement for the Beginning Girls Band. The girls have enjoyed getting their instruments, learning to care for them, and learning their first few notes (do-re-mi). Mr. Nesbitt and I look forward to watching their growth throughout the semester.

That's a wrap!

I am looking forward to working with you and your students for the remainder of this semester!
I hope to meet you all very soon.


Miss Leah Richmond, High School Music Student Teacher

"I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for in the patterns of music and all the arts are the keys of learning." - Plato