About Mrs. Murray

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Hello! This is my 1st year at Hollifield Station Elementary School and 12th year teaching at HCPSS.

My primary instrument is the flute but I love all band and strings instruments especially the trombone, tuba, cello, and bass.

I was born and raised in Puerto Rico and love speaking Spanish! 

I have music degrees from the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico, the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maryland School of Law. My husband is a firefighter and we have a son and two dogs. I love playing instruments, going to concerts, reading books, traveling within the United States and internationally, and learning languages. 

Mr. Velsey (Friday-Strings)

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Mr. Velsey loves teaching Strings at HSES! He is also the Strings teacher at Waterloo ES. Mr. Velsey started playing the cello when he was 10 years old. He has music degrees from Bard College, Northwestern University, and University of Virginia. Besides teaching in HCPSS, he is also a faculty member of the Levine School of Music. Mr. Velsey lives in Takoma Park with his family.