Episode 10:  Real Life Resilience for Pandemic Music Teachers - An Interview with Kate Webster

This week Dr. Kate Webster shares her experience of pandemic teaching, self-care, and resilience as inspired by her experiences as a Music Educator, Runner, Yoga Teacher, and Mom. Kate’s easy-going, connected, and wise offering in this podcast will invite you to see yourself in our conversation about our struggles, successes, and ultimately ongoing intentions to care for ourselves so we can serve our students in a whole-hearted, connected way. Join us for this close-in conversation between two teachers, doing the best we can – in the face of many uncertainties. . . probably much like you.

Dr. Kate Webster

Music Specialist, Stillwater Area Public Schools, Minnesota, USA

Insta @runteachom (run-teach-om)

Dr. Kate Webster is a K-5 Music Specialist in the Stillwater Area Public Schools District near Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Kate has experience teaching general/vocal music and choir K-8.  She is also a certified yoga instructor with an emphasis on vinyasa yoga, a practice embedded with movement.  Her Orff training includes Levels, Master, and Curriculum courses at the University of St. Thomas. Kate is an active presenter at both state and national conferences.  She teaches Orff Movement Levels at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and North Dakota State University. She is currently a Team Leader for the Oiselle MN Team Volee running group, a place for  female athletes of all ages, paces, and places.


What Kate is reading:

  • Burnout – by Emily Nagoski & Amelia Nagoski
  • My Grandmother’s Hands Racialized Trauma and the Pathways to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies- by Resmaa Menakem
  • The Healing Self-by Deepak Chopra, M.D., and Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D.


Nyssa Brown: I have always believed that anything is truly possible – and my life experience reinforces this belief. I have had the honor of teaching in schools in 5 different countries and facilitating professional development for teachers from 6 continents. And just when my mind and heart seem full, there is a person or an experience that broadens my world even further.


Follow Kate on Instagram @runteachom to see what she’s up to in my teaching, running, and yoga life.

Head to the online schedule at Fusion Yoga

Kate’s Spotify List @runteachom

E-Learning in Music Education FB Group


Quotes mentioned in the episode:

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” – Attributed to President Theodore Roosevelt

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman

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