Meet The Teachers!

Maria Wernette :: General Music Teacher
Maria Wernette is the Music Educator at Anderson Elementary. She has been with Anderson Elementary since 2019. Maria has had previous teaching experience in general music at Airport Community Schools and a Detroit Charter Academy. She is a graduate of Central Michigan University where she studied the many styles and techniques of teaching the foundations of music.
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Nathan Wernette :: General Music Teacher
Nathan Wernette is the Music Teacher for Hedke Elementary School. He began his teaching career in Trenton in 2014. Originally from Hudsonville, Michigan, Mr. Wernette received his Bachelor's degree from Central Michigan University.

Peter Kopera :: Band Director
Peter Kopera is the Band Director for the 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Concert Bands, Arthurs Jazz Band, Singing Class, Music Composition, Jazz Improvisation and World Music Drumming. Mr. Kopera began teaching at Arthurs MS in the Fall of 1998. Originally from Western New York, Mr. Kopera graduated from the Crane School of Music. Mr. Kopera also attended the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in Birmingham, England and earned his Master's Degree in Music Education at the University of Michigan. Mr. Kopera composed and recorded the musical soundtrack to the independent film "An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge" and performs regularly throughout southeastern Michigan with various jazz groups including The Bluewater Kings Band and Jukebox Saturday Night. Currently, Mr. Kopera serves on the MSBOA District 12 Executive Board as Secretary.

Michael Wolf :: Band Director
Michael Wolf is the Director of Bands at Trenton High School. Mr. Wolf's teaching responsibilities include directing the Trenton Marching Band, Jazz Band, Concert Band, Symphony Band, 5th Grade Band as well as teaching guitar and vocal classes. Mr. Wolf began teaching at Trenton HS in the fall of 2022. A Plymouth, MI native, Mr. Wolf graduated from Wayne State University in 2019 with his Bachelor's of Music in Instrumental Music Education where he was active in the saxophone studio, drum major for the WSU Warrior Marching Band and president of the WSU chapter for the National Association for Music Education (NAfME). On top of his teaching responsibilities, Mr. Wolf recently has started judging for the Scholastic Marching Band circuit.