About the Instructors/Admin
About Ms. Davidson-Stanfill
Davidson-Stanfill is a veteran teacher with an expertise in beginning
instrumental instruction. She has been teaching for over 20 years in
various combinations of subjects, always including beginning
instrumental instruction. Ms. Davidson-Stanfill started this program in
the Rock Canyon feeder area eight years ago, in response to District budget cuts and in response to many people requesting that a band and orchestra program continue. Her program grew to include the Castle View and Chaparral feeder areas seven years ago, won the Macaroni Kids Best Music Lessons Award in 2014, expanded into the Ponderosa, ThunderRidge and Mountain Vista two years ago, and won the Macaroni Kids Best Music Lessons Award in 2016. She is excited to continue her collaboration with the Colorado Chamber Orchestra and to bring a quality program into the Ponderosa feeder area again this year. Keeping the
opportunity to play an instrument available to our kids is her top
Mr. Stroman is excited to be a part of the PEIM program! A second generation Colorado native, Mr. Stroman received his Bachelor and Master of Music Education degrees from the University of Northern Colorado. He taught middle and high school band and orchestra in the Douglas County school district for thirty years.
Mr. Stroman is a multiple recipient of the Who’s Who Among American Teachers award and was a finalist for the 2010 Apple Award for Excellence In Teaching. When he’s not working with the GREATEST beginning band and orchestra students in the world and their teachers, he enjoys playing his trumpet, gardening and traveling with his wife.
About Ms. Wurst
Ms. Wurst is very excited to be working with Band students at Northeast Elementary! She received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Northern Colorado, and her Orff Certification from Northern Arizona University. Ms. Wurst has taught music, band, and choir for over 30 years at Northeast Elementary.
When Ms. Wurst in not working with elementary musicians, she enjoys spending time with her husband Mark and traveling to visit her adult children Ryan, Chris, and his wife Leah.