Ruth Aguirre is a former J.B. Passmore panther. The John Jay High School graduate received a Bachelor of Music degree from Texas State University, a Performer’s Certificate from Trinity College-London, a Master of Music degree from Texas A&M University-Kingsville, and is currently pursuing a Master of Educational Administration degree from Lamar University. Ms. Aguirre has studied World Music Drumming with Will Schmidt, and completed Level 1 in Kodaly pedagogy, numerous hours in Dalcroze Eurhythmics, and Level 3 certification in Orff-Schulwerk. In her thirteenth year as a music specialist at J.B. Passmore Elementary, her duties include teaching music to grade levels kinder through fifth, teaching an after school choir, and teaching the strings program created by a VH-1 Save the Music Foundation Grant. Ms. Aguirre also teaches clarinet and bass clarinet lessons to high school students, and her students have successfully earned positions in the Texas Music Educators Association region, area, and all-state bands, as well as university scholarships and admission into university schools of music. Ms. Aguirre is in the following professional organizations:
Texas Music Educators Association (Region XI Elementary Division Chair)
Central Texas Orff (former President)
American Orff-Schulwerk Association
Mu Phi Epsilon Professional Music Fraternity
It is the goal of Ms. Aguírre to instill the love and understanding of music in all its forms, and to produce well rounded happy students, who grow up to be confident and contributing members of society.