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Kari Bottin

Posted at: 12/19/2012 5:34 PM
By: Laura Lee

 (ABC 6 News) -- From singing to musical circle, Kari Bottin and her students all have one thing in common, they love music.

"The chance for kids to have an outlet for their emotions as well as something active they get to do every day, we have a lot of fun and get a lot of work done too," says Bottin.

She's been teaching for nine years with the Blooming Prairie School District and says she's thankful the district appreciates the arts.

"So much research shows that we connect the right brain and the left brain when we do music and things with arts, so its very important and I'm very proud to be a music teacher."

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