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Donna Hampton

Music Specialist
I have a music education degree from Transylvania University, with a Master’s and Rank I from the University of Louisville. I am also certified in all three levels of training in Orff/Schulwerk from the University of Kentucky. I am still mystified how this can be my 41st year of teaching, as I continue to learn new things every day!

A chance remark to Debbie Houston led me to apply at Virginia Chance School eleven years ago. I did not know a thing about progressive education and its benefits to children. I quickly learned that I had stepped into a whole new world of learning, full of wonder and excitement! I am very passionate about music, and the joy it can bring to our lives. What a privilege to be able to help our students find their own ways to express themselves through song, dance, and play! 

My love of music extends into my life outside of school. I play keyboard for my church and enjoy playing at our local nursing homes. I have four children and ten grandchildren. My entire family is musical, and whenever we are together, you will probably hear piano, guitar, drums, flute, and more! We even argue over who gets to sing the most fun solo (five golden rings) when we sing “The Twelve Days of Christmas!”