Welcome to KatieTraxler.com


Hi students, parents, and friends! My name is Katie Traxler, and I teach elementary music at PS51 Elias Howe, a public school in Manhattan, NY. In addition to daily music classes, I lead two after school choruses, two recorder ensembles, an Orff ensemble, and guitar and ukulele classes. Committed to collaboration among the arts, I work closely with our visual arts teacher, Shani Perez, to maintain an arts rich curriculum integrating music, movement, drama, and visual art across all grade levels.


Glad you came to visit my website. There are different menus above depending on if you are visiting as a fellow educator, a PS 51 Parent, or one of my many fabulous little musicians! Links to my YouTube channel, Flickr photostream, and our Donors Choose pages can be found at the upper right corner. Hope you find something to enjoy!

Looking forward to seeing everyone this month as we start up school again!


Parents and students, if you’d like to contribute to the needs of our music room, please send one of the following items and label it with MUSIC so it gets to us:

Paper Towels
Hand Sanitizer
Kleenex Tissue
Clorox Wipes

Thanks in advance!! 🙂

If you are NEW to PS 51, please sign and return the Media Consent Form to Mrs. Traxler ASAP!

Check out our AMAZING student performers from our

2016 PS 51 Arts Benefit Celebration!