Mrs. Werner

My name is Mrs. Werner and I will be teaching Grades 1-5 music this year.  This is my 6th year teaching music, and my second year with Rockyview Schools.  Prior to working with Rockyview, I taught with Red Deer Catholic Schools.  I have also worked with the Red Deer Childrens Choir, and am currently working with the Calgary Girls Choir.  In my teaching practise, I use a combination of the Kodaly and Orff philosophies.  Both methods focus on singing, playing instruments, movement, music listening, and creating. I strongly believe in the importance of music education for children.  Below, I've attached some links that demonstrate some of the benefits of music education on on children's health, brain development and academic achievement:

http://www.broaderminded.com/

http://life.nationalpost.com/2013/07/10/singing-has-the-same-calming-health-benefits-as-yoga-study-finds/

I believe music should be accessible and enjoyable for all students.  I am looking forward to working with the students of Rainbow Creek and passing on my love of music.  Please feel free to contact me at the school, 403-273-8129 or you can email me anytime if you have any questions about the music program.

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