About Mr. Coles

Mr. Coles teaches music for all students in grades kindergarten through third grade in Canastota. In addition, he directs the choruses in grades three through six, and co-directs the High School Musical each year. He has been a music teacher for the district since 2006. A music educator for 23 years, Mr. Coles has taught in diverse settings around the world including Syracuse, the Boston area, the Mississippi Delta, and Russia. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education with a choral concentration from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and a Master of Music in Composition from Syracuse University. He is the father of two of his own children, ages 14 and 10.