Mountain View High School is lucky to have a phenomenal team of Performing Arts Educators.

Jason Kneebone, Instrumental Music Director

Jason Kneebone is one of two full-time instrumental music directors at Mountain View High School in California. Kneebone received his Bachelor’s degree in Trombone Performance from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2005 and completed the Music Education credentialing program at San José State University in 2007. He was a member of the Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps for three years and has been instructing marching and brass techniques since 1999. At Mountain View, Kneebone co-directs the 150-member Spartan Marching Band, Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Symphony Orchestra.

Anna Linde, Instrumental Music Director

Anna Linde co-directs the Spartan Marching Band and Concert Band. She also teaches Symphonic Band, String Orchestra, and Jazz Band. Prior to teaching at Mountain View High School, Anna taught 4th-6th grade music in Los Altos School District. Originating from Seattle, Anna graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. 

Suzi Laverty, Colorguard Manager

Suzi Laverty is the Colorguard Manager at Mountain View High School. She implements movement, dance, flag, weapon, and general visual content in both fall and winter seasons. Suzi began performing dance and colorguard in 2005, touring the USA with multiple California-based drum corps including the Santa Clara Vanguard, and has been teaching since 2012. Suzi completed a bachelor's degree in studio arts and art history at San Francisco State University in 2017, with studio coursework from Michelangelo's art academy in Florence, Italy. She currently anticipates completing an Art Education credential by spring of 2018 from San Jose State University, and hopes to spread the joy of the arts throughout the Mountain View community.

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