Hi, there! My name is Mrs. Barbara Gonzalez and I am the Music Specialist at Truman Elementary. I have taught music at Truman since 2009. I graduated from the University of Texas-Pan American in 2003 with a Bachelor's Degree in Music. My area of expertise is Instrumental Music, but that doesn't stop me from breaking into song at any given moment. There is a song for all occasions!

From Kinder to 5th, I teach all of the students at Truman Elementary starting with steady beat in Kinder and ending with chords and harmony in 5th with a touch of music history in between.

My goals are:

  • to guide students to find the musician that exists in them;
  • to help students to appreciate and participate in the musical world;
  • to give students the tools to perform music independently and as a group;
  • and to give students the confidence to never, ever, ever...give up.