About Me

Mr. Chuck Gottesman

K-12 Curriculum Coordinator for Music, STHS Instrumental Music, Enfield 1st Grade General Music

Mr. Gottesman is the Director of Instrumental Ensembles and a music educator at Springf...

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MR. G's COVID-19 Virtual Learning Plan for 2020-2021

All assignments and classwork for Mr. Gottesman's classes during our virtual learning will be posted using Google Classroom.  If you are not already a member of my Google Classes, you may sign up using the codes listed below.  Thank you, stay safe, and make some music; it has healing power regardless of what ails you!

STHS Symphonic Band -- join with Google Classroom code qxxi7dr

Instruments of Rock -- use code 5cqzj7r

Beginner Guitar Lab -- use code 7huaogv

Music Theory I -- use code v4rabp4




Performing Arts Department Philosophy

The performing arts (music and theater) develop and promote life skills that increase creativity and discipline. These skills include:

  • Self-confidence
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Public speaking
  • Problem solving
  • Improvisation

Our classes are successful for students of all ability levels, from potential collegiate music and theater majors to those who are just at the beginning of their journey.  The performing arts are a critical piece in the education of the whole child and a much-needed release for many students caught up in the daily grind of academic work.

We strongly believe that it is no coincidence that a very high percentage of Springfield's valedictorians and salutatorians have been members of the band, chorus, or theater -- more often, all three!