Phone: (208) 578-5090 Ext. 2923


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. College of Idaho, Music Theory, Music Composition, Violin Performance; History 2007 Boise State University: MM, Music, Pedagogy 2010 University at Buffalo: MM, Violin Performance 2015 University at Buffalo: PhD, Music Theory and Historical Musicology 2020

Dr. Layne Vanderbeek - Music


My name is Layne Vanderbeek. I am the new music teacher at Alturas Elementary School. I have over 15 years of teaching experience in private and classroom settings. For the last seven years, I taught orchestra, music appreciation, AP Music Theory, and Independent studies at a private school in Williamsville, NY. I received my doctorate in Music Theory and Historical Musicology from the University at Buffalo (NY) in 2020, a Master's in Violin Performance from UB as well in 2015, a Master's in Music Pedagogy from BSU in 2010, and a Bachelor's in Music Theory, Violin Performance, Music Composition, and American History from the College of Idaho in 2007. My wife, two boys, and I are excited to live in Idaho again, we enjoy rafting, climbing, hiking, mountain biking, camping, skiing, music, and cooking. Please come by and say hello, and ask any questions you can think of, my door is always open.