Peter K. Jain is a native of Arcata, California and graduate of Humboldt State University. For twenty-nine years, he has gratefully taught music at South Bay and Pine Hill Elementary Schools, where everyone just calls him “Jambo.”
Although Jain has written another book with Humboldt in its spotlight, Let the Dance Begin, Greetings From Humboldt (Wild Earth Press), this children’s book serves as the grande finale for his career. This June (2018), at the end of twenty-nine years serving as the music teacher of Pine Hill and South Bay Elementary Schools, Jain will retire. In the last three decades, he has helped countless students and their families foster the love of music: in the classroom, in bi-annual school music concerts, and at venues such as College of the Redwoods, the County Music Festival, and the Rhododendron Festival. This year, he was honored with the 2018 Humboldt County Office of Education’s Excellence in Teaching Award.
Outside of teaching music to children, one of his favorite activities is singing with animals, especially emus and unicorns.
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