Baton Rouge Parents Magazine

Harmonizing Success: Karron Brown’s Holistic Approach to Music Education

Karron Brown, Band Director at Collegiate Academies, guides two student groups: the traditional band and the dynamic music appreciation class. In the latter, students explore instruments, write songs, and use music software. Brown emphasizes accessibility, ensuring each student has a space in his classroom to feel empowered and successful. Brown emphasizes the need for each student to be able to “come to a space somewhere on campus” where they can feel truly “successful that day”.

Collaboration is celebrated, and students are encouraged to seek peer input, fostering teamwork and compromise skills. Inspired by the legacy of his former band director, Mr Robinson, these skills are vital to Brown as he empowers students to build relationships and develop conflict resolution skills.

Beyond the classroom, Brown aims to provide a holistic high school experience and seeks collaboration among Baton Rouge schools. His vision is to mold responsible, capable citizens, transcending educational labels for collective success.

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