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Welcome to Instrumental Music!

Hello! My name is Ryan Raquet, the K-6 Instrumental Music Teacher at Frank W. Gavlak and Jefferson School Annex. During Instrumental Music, the students and I develop our understanding of music by singing, moving, keeping a beat, and playing instruments. We have access to ululeles, pianos, and guitars, all of which are used in the classroom as part of our Little Kids Rock program. In addition, the 4-6 students of Frank W. Gavlak have the opportunity to perform in either the 4th Grade or 5th and 6th Grade Bands!

I graduated from Montclair State University with a degree in Music Education. As a Trombone player, I have performed in Wind Ensembles, Jazz Ensembles, Chamber Ensembles, and was a member of Montclair State's production of "West Side Story" and BergenPAC's production of "The Producers". I currently perform with the Livingston Symphony Orchestra as well as assist Roxbury High School's Marching Band. 

Please feel free to contact me at with any questions, comments or concerns. I am looking forward to a great year with you all!