Unified Arts



Jared Steer is an active performer/educator based in central NH. He began studying percussion at the age of 8 and has been playing for 36 years. He received a BA in Music Performance from Plymouth State College. There he studied drum set and percussion with Tim Gilmore, Eric C. Hughes and Craig Fahey. After receiving his degree he continued studies with Rakalam Bob Moses, Bob Gullotti, Jeff Ballard, Dave Dicenso, Jerry Leake, Steve Michaud, Thierry Arpino and Greg Hutchinson. In 2017 he went back to PSU to take classes toward obtaining a music education degree.

Jared either currently or has held faculty positions at the Manchester Community Music School, Concord Community Music School, Holderness School, New Hampton School, Fryeburg Academy, Tilton School, Waterville Valley Elementary School, Interlakes School District, The Bedford Youth Performing Company, Shaker Road School and Sant Bani School. He facilitates drum workshops from school to community events. He has been asked to be an artist-in-residence for programs such as Artward Bound at the Holderness School, Arts Day at New Hampton School, and the A.I.R. program at Holderness Central School. He performs and records regionally as well as nationally with a variety of groups and ensembles. He can be heard with various groups on Sirius Radio, Nickelodeon’s Noggin, Continental Airlines, and a variety of local/national radio stations.

Welcome to Waterville Valley Elementary Music! I'm excited to work with the WVES students and share my love of music. p


K – 2 (Primary) SKILL BASED

In order to participate in a variety of physical activities, the students need to learn basic skills (personal space/body awareness) and movement patterns. The more basic skills they master, the more active choices they will have.

3 – 5 (Intermediate) TEAMWORK & SPORTSMANSHIP

Besides learning skill and health related material, the students will learn the rules of sport and how to effectively communicate and work together to achieve success.


At this level we will focus on health related fitness concepts and team/individual game strategies.

Parents and/or guardians will always be the foundation for the success and progress of student achievement. Healthy active examples must be taught and viewed at home and reinforced within the teaching environment to ensure positive growth.


Emma Gagnon

This year guidance classes will take place on Fridays for 30 minutes per cohort. Students will receive the Choose Love curriculum which is a Character Social Emotional Development (CSED) program centered around courage, gratitude, forgiveness and compassion in action. In addition to Choose Love, students will also receive lessons on career exploration, bullying and health/nutrition. Middle school students will also receive lessons on puberty and suicide prevention with parent permission. Permission slips will be sent home prior to those lessons taking place.
Please feel free to reach out to me at any time: egagnon@pemibaker.org