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Music - Mr. Tearse

Peter Tearse

Middle School Music - Room 102

Hello, and welcome to my Music Page!

I am Mr. Tearse (rhymes with nurse), and I am proud to be the new music teacher at McCutcheon Elementary! I am originally from Iowa City but moved to Chicago in 2016 to attend DePaul University and study jazz saxophone performance and music education. 

In my spare time, I love to play music, hike, hang out at the lakefront, and be with family. I am very excited to start the school year and begin my career here at McCutcheon.


Food: Cheese Curds
Movie: Ratatouille
Book: "Blink" - Malcolm Gladwell
Color: Blue/Purple
Drink: Arizona Iced Tea
Fast Food: Red Hot Ranch
Musician: Sonny Rollins
Subject: Music/Jazz
Activity: Hiking
Pet: I have a cat here in Chicago and a dog back home


Email: ptearse@cps.edu
Phone: (773) 534-2680

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Important Information

  1. Bring a reusable water bottle that can be refilled from the water fountains. We have a filtered water bottle refilling station.2.
  2. Please ensure your child starts the school year right by bringing their school supplies on the first day of school.3.
  3. Attendance matters! Our day starts at 8:45 am and ends at 3:45 pm. Please be sure to help your child get to class on time!

My Latest Posts

McCutcheon Plays the Blues

Check out an article from the Chicago Sun Times featuring McCutcheon Middle School Band and Rock Band students at our recent field trip to the Jazz Institute of Chicago's Winter Jazz Fair.

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