Murdock, Putnam - Portrait

Putnam Murdock

Middle School Music and Drama Teacher


Berklee College of Music, B.M. in Songwriting

Joined Friends Academy: 2010

Favorite Book (Children’s or Otherwise): The Giver by Lois Lowry

What is your favorite thing about working at Friends Academy? Trying to positively affect each student no matter the age. Each story matters.

What do you love to do outside of school? Perform concerts and play with my fellow musicians, ski, ride bikes, go the beach, think of new ways to make music accessible to all students.

Do you have children who attend(ed) Friends Academy? Graeme ‘25 and Hazel ‘27

Fun Fact: I helped found a school in Brooklyn called Studio Creative Play. I have loved teaching, from Early Childhood up to eighth grade. I try to pull the Reggio Emilia Approach that is introduced in the Farmhouse through to older kiddos.

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