Tracy Foster

Music & Movement Specialist

Teacher at GPS since 2004

20 Years of Teaching Experience

Music has always been an important part of Ms. Foster’s life. From her first job offer at age 5 to play the organ at the grand opening of a local music store to her current role as Music Specialist at GPS. Ms. Foster’s enthusiasm is contagious and the children of GPS look forward to their time with her discovering songs, instruments, dance and expression. She helps children create sound by experimenting with a wide variety of hand-held instruments while developing both motor and social skills. Hearing the subtle differences in sound and pitch also increases phonemic awareness which greatly improves early reading skills. Each year students participate in the annual Spring Sing performance at a local high school. This yearly event is a GPS favorite and is sure to impress as classes sing and perform in both English and Spanish.

“Music energizes and brings smiles and laughter to every occasion and injects elements of fun, creativity and collaboration into learning. I feel so lucky to be sharing the children’s expression with them and see the sparkle in their eyes!”

Bachelors of Science

  • Major: Finance
  • Concentration: Business, Music
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • Awards & Achievements: District XIV Honor Choir Collaborative Pianist, Presenter of “The Power of Song in Early Literacy”, Virginia State Reading Association (VSRA), “Most Musical”, Who’s Who in Music, Music Director Kappa Alpha Theta, Loudoun County Public School accompanist, Shenandoah All County Choral Festival guest accompanist, Hershey Park Music Festival accompanist, PAVAN Governor’s School for the Arts audition accompanist, Studio Owner: piano, guitar, ukulele with performances at the Adler Center for Caring