About Our Teachers
My name is Mr. Andersen, but most of my students call me Mr. A. I have taught 5th grade through 12th grade bands, but most of my experience has been with middle school students. I graduated from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Music Education Degree, and a Master’s Degree in Tuba Performance from the University of South Dakota.
I started teaching in the Worthington School District at the middle school in 2002. I had previously taught from 1980 through 1989 at Clark, South Dakota, and from 1989 through 2001 at Canton, South Dakota. Professionally I belong to Minnesota Educators Association (MEA), Minnesota Band Directors Association (MBDA), and Minnesota Jazz Educators Association (MNJEA). I play tuba in the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and electric bass with the Sioux City Symphony and South Dakota Jazz Orchestra.
I was a Music and Arts teacher in the Philippines for almost 17 years and a Music activity teacher in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for 4 1/2 years and have been 3 years here in the US. I have been handling different choirs that ranges from Children, Youth (Middle School and High School) and Adults for more than 25 years. I’ve travel different countries to tour; to experience different cultures, to taste different foods, to sing and to teach. I’ve been to Australia, Taiwan, Hongkong, Sri Lanka, India, Armenia, Georgia (Europe), United Arab Emirates and now here in the United States “I’m a well-equipped, well-trained, experienced, gifted, passionate musician and disciplined person that takes a job seriously with passion. “
My name is Mr. Paulsen. I graduated from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) on May 1st, 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education. I am currently teaching 5-8 Orchestra in Worthington, MN. My primary instrument is saxophone and secondary is oboe.