Peggy Shutes Kaiser
Peggy Shutes is a music teacher in the college area School District where hes middle school curriculum focuses on Pennsylvania, USA and world folk music. She is a member of several area jam groups and studies a variety of instruments including the Appalachian Mountain dulcimer, and piano. She performs with fiddler Bruce Young in Smash the Windows, specializing in Irish and Americana dance music of Appalachia. Both bands play for contra dances and Civil War Reenactment balls in PA, MD, and NY. An experienced Clinician, Peggy has taught workshops at Folk College, The Greenwood Furnace Folk gathering, HOTAfest, and the Pennsylvania Music Educator's Annual Conference. A native of Boalsburg, Ms. Shutes earned her Bachelor of Science and Master's of Education Degrees, both in Music Education from Penn State.