WELCOME TO MUSIC!
Hello! My name is Kersten (Tipping) Daubitz and I am teaching K-8 General Music, Choir, and Band here at St. Anthony. I am so excited to get to know you and to make beautiful music this year.
As a student, I attended Holy Trinity Catholic School in the Beaverdale neighborhood from preschool through 8th grade. Following that, I went to Dowling Catholic High School. I then studied at and graduated from Iowa State University (Go Cyclones!) with my Bachelors Degree in K-12 Music Education, and this is my second year of teaching.
This September, I was married at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. My new last name is Daubitz. My husband is also a music teacher, and he works in the Norwalk school district with the 8th grade choir, high school choirs, and JV show choir.
Making music has always been an important part of my life. At a young age, I started piano lessons, became involved in musical theater productions around the city, cantored at Mass, and played in the school band. In high school and college, I sang in as many choirs as could fit in my schedule, took voice lessons, and performed in musicals. These experiences allowed me to make friends, develop my talents, travel, and praise God through song. In my free time now, I still keep making music by continuing to learn how to play new instruments, sing at events (my favorite music to sing is jazz), and listen to music all the time. My hope is that I can share my passion for music with your students in a way that will inspire them to make music an integral part of their lives. It is a joy to keep meeting all of you and working together in harmony at St. Anthony.