McKenzie Borst

Mr. McKenzie Borst – Music K-8 & Band 5-8

Personal Biography
I am an Allendale native, having attended ACS for a brief time, and graduating from AHS. After high school, I moved to Indiana, and attended Bethel College. After moving back to Allendale, I have found my church home at Lifestream Church, and am involved in both the High School Youth Group, and the Worship Team. When I am not playing, listening to, or singing music, you may find me wood working, reading, or spending time with students from the youth group.

Professional Biography
I graduated from Bethel College (Mishawaka, Indiana) with a degree in Music Education, focusing on Instrumental Education. After graduating in the Spring of 2012, I worked in retail, hoping a job teaching music would appear. I have been extremely blessed to have this opportunity to teach Music, Band and Choir at ACS! I am so excited to be a part of the ACS family!

Teaching Philosophy
Every child has the ability to play, sing, or perform music. Music is so much more than notes on a page. It is expression. It’s an escape. It’s beauty. It is my job to help the students explore the different realms of music, and help instill a passion for music that lasts them the rest of their lives.

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” -Plato