Peter Neu, this week’s #TeacherTuesday, shares his love of music with some lucky seventh through twelfth graders at Pennbrook Middle School and North Penn High Schools. Over the past 31 years, he has helped about 4,000 students to explore music as a creative outlet and has co-written and produced 19 original middle school musicals performed entirely by middle school actors, dancers and musicians. That doesn’t begin to describe the number of instruments he teaches or the number of school ensembles, orchestras and bands he directs while also maintaining a second professional career as a trumpet player, recording artist, composer and arranger.
He notes, “The moment I knew I wanted to be a teacher was in my freshman year of college as I realized that all of the most influential people in my life were teachers. They are all gifted, talented and gracious individuals who are committed to bringing out the best in people around them and making the world a better place. I know that everything I have achieved both professionally and personally is due to the wonderful role models I have had throughout my life.”
What role models inspire you to share your gifts? Tell us about your favorite teachers and we’ll feature them in an upcoming #TeacherTuesday.