Greetings! Welcome to K-5 Music!
My name is Amy Block and I am the Panorama Elementary (K-5) music teacher. I have been teaching for 20 years, and this year (2019-2020) is my 15th year at Panorama Elementary.
I grew up in Hawarden, Iowa and graduated with a BA in Music from Briar Cliff University in 1991. That same year, I married my husband, Tom, and moved to Independence, Iowa where I worked at a local bank as a teller. In 1992, we moved to Algona, Iowa where I worked at the local radio station, KLGA. After 5 years, and 2 children,(Emily & Nathan), we moved to Sioux City, Iowa where I added a teaching minor to my BA degree and began my teaching career in Sioux City. I taught in the Sioux City area for 5 years before moving to the Des Moines area in 2001. I stayed home with my children for 4 years, as by then, we added 2 more children to our family: (Erica & Austin). In 2005, we moved to Panora, and I have been teaching at Panorama ever since.
In 2016, I retired from 29 years of teaching piano lessons to spend more time with my family and our 2 dogs, Ranger and Gracie. In my free time, I enjoy watching movies, writing music, doing art, baking, and singing for church. My faith, family, and close friends are my inspiration and I often wonder: "What would the world be like without Walt Disney?" Magic and Music have a lot in common :)