Vocal Music Elizabeth Hansen
I completed my undergraduate degree at Luther College in 2014, Level 1 certification of Orff Schulwerk in 2016, and a Masters in Teaching Effectiveness and Professional Development in 2018. I began teaching elementary music in Indianola at Emerson Elementary and remained there for four years. I began teaching at Rock Creek Elementary here in Ankeny in the fall of 2019.
Our music team follows the curriculum written by John Feierabend (First Steps in Music for KG and 1st grade and Conversational Solfege in 2nd-5th grade). We focus on the fundamental skills and knowledge of music including pitch, rhythm, expression, folk dancing, classroom instruments, and many other aspects of music. My goal is for students to leave Rock Creek with foundational knowledge that will help them participate in a musical ensemble (band or choir or other performing groups) or find a way they can enrich their life with music. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions you may have!