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Alex M. Martino
Junior High School
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Mr. Khuu
Spencer Crossing, Bentley and Martino Jr. High

About Me...

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Welcome to New Lenox Orchestra!  I am Terry Khuu and I teach 5th-8th grade orchestra at Bentley, Spencer Crossing, and Martino Jr. High. Mr. Khuu is entering his third year of teaching at New Lenox School District and fifth year overall. Prior to coming to NLSD 122, Mr. Khuu taught gifted 7th-8th grade and 9th-12th grade orchestra at Lane Technical College Prep High School & Academic Center (Chicago, IL) for two years and coached varsity basketball (Lady Indians).  Mr. Khuu was part of the athletic facilities team at Northwestern University  (Evanston, IL) managing the facility operations for the Wildcat Athletics.  Mr. Khuu earned degrees from VanderCook College of Music and Northwestern University.  Mr. Khuu began studying cello under Dr. Paula Kosower (Northwestern University) and Herine Coetzee-Koschak (Indiana University) at the Alice S. Pfaelzer Tuition-free Conservatory at Merit School of Music in Chicago. During his time at VanderCook, Mr. Khuu was a cello pupil of Dr. Racheli Galay-Altman (Northwestern University) and studied instrumental conducting with Dr. David Eccles and Dr. Robert Sinclair.  Mr. Khuu is an active member of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) and National Association for Music Education (NAfME).

Mr. Khuu enjoys listening to all genres of music including: classical, jazz, indie-rock, pop, hip hop, electronic, and etc.  Mr. Khuu plays on a very old cello made by M. Neuner & Hornsteiner from Mittenwald, Germany circa 1880.

 Music has long been called the "universal language." My goal is to bring out the talent and artistry from the students who have yet to discover these abilities. I encourage our students to take part in this musical experience, both to challenge them and to explore this diverse "universal language." By taking part in this celebration of music, students are opening up and are better able to recognize beauty, expression, and positive change in the world."     

- Mr. Khuu

Quick Facts...

Years Teaching:


Graduated From:

VanderCook College of Music, B.M.Ed. 
Northwestern University, M.A.


I enjoy listening and playing music, watching professional and college sports, playing basketball and tennis, sightseeing/traveling, and mountain biking.