Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor Music Education - University of Wisconsin - River Falls / Master of Music Education - University of St. Thomas (in progress)
Mr. Vander Veen
Mr. Vander Veen began teaching in Shakopee in 2005 after having begun his teaching career in Eastern Wisconsin, where he taught for three years. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - River Falls where he earned a Bachelor of Music Education with an emphasis in Instrumental Music. He is currently enrolled as a graduate student at the University of St. Thomas working towards a Master of Music Education with and emphasis in Instrumental Music.
Mr. Vander Veen loves to teach music, but also has a passion for international travel, having made over a dozen trips to Europe, twice visiting China, a spectacular experience in India, and most recentlyperformance tours to Brazil and Spain. You can find him performing as a bass trombonist in the Grand Symphonic Winds (www.grandsymphonicwinds.org) and as a staff church musician on Sunday mornings.