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 Elementary side. I am currently practice teaching under the guidance of Mr. Bryan Frazier. 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. Nesbitt, 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 children 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 taking band 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. Frazier ( 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.

K-6 Music Classes

These past few weeks, students from all elementary grades have learned about rhythm, melody, pitch, the "Star-Spangled Banner", Harding Academy's "Alma Mater", and more.

Just this past week, we started working on Grades 1-3 program material, "Squirm". Mr. Frazier and I are very excited about this program. The students seem very excited about the material too and are having fun learning the songs and stage motions that go along with the lyrics. I think that it will be a very exciting music program for all involved and for the audience!

That's a wrap!

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


Miss Leah Richmond, Elementary 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

"Squirm" Music Performance

Tuesday, Nov. 5th, 7pm

Harding Academy Auditorium

Come hear the 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Grade students sing and perform about all the things that make you squirm!