Something About Grandmalou Tunes

Connie Anderson

Thirty years of teaching in classrooms extend to an online format for Connie Anderson. Connie continues her career and love of teaching young children, about ages 4-8, through her new website, Even though she began her career as a high school English teacher, eventually she found her talents, skills, and interests were best suited for the primary grades. Her love of music, writing, and performing have influenced her decisions to add a reading certification, an elementary certificate, a master’s degree, and a web design certificate to her secondary certificate. When work is completed, it isn’t unusual to find Connie enjoying the beauty and splendor of the Rocky Mountains and spending quality time with her husband, family, and close friends.

Connie has written songs for her own children, grandchildren, and the children she taught as a primary teacher in Ohio and Indiana. When she moved to CO, in 2007, she worked with a former colleague to produce a complete set of musical poems that is based on the most current research about the shared features of music and language.

In addition to offering children’s instructional music, her Grandmalou tunes, and managing her website, she spends a great amount of time practicing all types of music. She and her husband Bruce play percussion in the Summit Concert Band and as a duo called Rusty Fairmont. In addition, Connie is available as a vocalist/musician for weddings in Summit County.

Sidney Lanier said, “Music is love in search of a word.” One interpretation of this quote…
When a musically gifted person plays the music that inspires the words to open hearts, treasure the talent, share it, help others feel it, and pass it on.

Thank you to the St. Catherine Academy nuns who taught Velma Keen to play the piano. When she married Bob Kaade, they used their God-given talents to share with family, the Fort Wayne community, with their church families and with all who came to enjoy their company. We are so grateful for their gifts they have passed on to us!