Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Beloved Bakersfield city school district music teacher Michael Keniston, 56, dies
Learned today that Michael Keniston, a popular music teacher with the Bakersfield City School District, has died at the age of 56. I didn't know Michael but those that did describe him as highly motivated, engaging and full of energy. Good teachers are hard to come by and good music teachers - because there are so few of them - also equally in scarce supply. Not sure what was the cause of death. Check back here for details. Keniston was one of the music teachers slated to conduct at Monday's city honor orchestra at Rabobank Arena. He's the second from the right in the photo, where he is shown with other city music teachers touring the schools and performing trying to get kids interested in music.