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Mr. Kasey Wasson

  • B.M.E with Instrumental Emphasis
  • M.M in Cello Performance

Mr. Wasson is a string teacher, orchestra director, and cellist. He grew up in Lee’s Summit, Missouri and started cello when he was 8 years old. He has received bachelors degree in music education with an emphasis in instrumental music from the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, MO. Mr. Wasson then went on to graduate from the University of Wisconsin- Madison with a masters degree in cello performance.

Currently, Mr. Wasson teaches 6th-12th grade strings/orchestra in Missouri. He continually pushes himself to learn new techniques combined with technology to further help orchestra students both in person and virtually. With large numbers of students comes the effort to polish skills in parent communication, developing deeper knowledge of grade level appropriate literature, and incorporating new pedagogical techniques into instruction.

Mr. Wasson taught 6th-12th grade strings/orchestra in Alabama and Indiana. These experiences shed many perspectives on the heart of music teaching. “Love your kids and they will play,” is a quote that is pulled from a great teacher in Alabama. Many teachers feel and say the same thing, but by talking to this person about the quote revealed how much they meant it, and motivated everyone around! In Indiana, Mr. Wasson loved seeing his students progress to earn Gold ratings in orchestra, solo, and ensemble performances at district and state levels after a few years of a pandemic ended.

During his studies, Mr. Wasson completed his music education degree with excellent mentors in secondary/elementary strings and orchestra at UCM and the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District. In Wisconsin, he conducted all-university string orchestra classes and coached chamber music ensembles to non-music majors while teaching cello and bass pedagogy to music education majors. Mr. Wasson studied cello with Michael Bersin and Parry Karp, gaining much insight about being a great human being, never letting a single mistake get away from you during practice, and choosing your daily battles. He performed as co-principal cellist of the UW Symphony Orchestra, performed in a piano quartet, and regularly participated in masterclasses leading up to his Masters Recital.

Mr. Wasson enjoys seeing his own music skills and techniques passed on to students and teachers who start using them—as much as learning from and making other techniques in his own fashion to teach! Please take some time to listen, read, and/or contact the link below.


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