GRIT Program Faculty

Gifted Music School GRIT (Growth Resilience Instinct Tenacity) faculty teach during- and after-school music lessons to students at City Academy, The Guadalupe School, and Mountain View Elementary. They are forging an incredible bridge between the other programs at Gifted Music School and the students through the GRIT program, and offer outstanding music instruction at no cost to students.


City Academy

Dr. Matthew Durrant
Dr. Sarah Houghton
Sophie Stanley
Dr. Alie Yorgason


The Guadalupe School

Monica Thiriot


Mountain View Elementary

Rachel H. Taft, GRIT Program Director