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Merle Savage - Lyle K-12 Music Teacher

I have been a Music Educator since 1980 and directing choirs since 1974. I taught in Kasson-Mantorville 2014-2016 as the Associate 11-12 Choir Director and 5-8 Band Lessons. I taught in the Rochester Public Schools for 23 years predominately as John Marshall Choir Director and John Adams MS Choir, Classroom Music, and Brass lessons, but I taught in almost every building throughout my tenure there. 

MS Ed. from Winona State 2000
B.A. in Public School Music from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN 1980
High School Diploma 1976 from Luverne, MN

About Me
I am the Associate Music Director at Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester in charge of the Bethel Orchestra and Bethel Brass, I sing tenor in the Chancel Choir, and I sing Tenor 2 in the Men's Quartet. My wife, Shelly is in charge of the nursery.

I direct the Rochester Music Men Barbershop Chorus and sing Tenor in Gambit, a Barbershop Quartet.

Shelly is an RN in the St. Mary's Neonatal ICU and we have 4 adult children [two in the basement laugh

I am also a University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener for Olmsted County. Ask me about my Raingarden!