About the Instructors/Admin

Ms. Davidson-Stanfill
Ms. Davidson-Stanfill is a veteran teacher with an expertise in beginning instrumental instruction.  She has been teaching for over 25 years in various combinations of subjects, always including beginning instrumental instruction.  Ms. Davidson-Stanfill started this program in the Rock Canyon feeder area ten 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 nine years ago, won the Macaroni Kids Best Music Lessons Award in 2014, expanded into the Ponderosa, ThunderRidge and Mountain Vista four years ago, and won the Macaroni Kids Best Music Lessons Award in 2016, and now extends to Orchestra in the Legend Feeder.  She is excited to continue her collaboration with the Colorado Chamber Orchestra and to work in the Legend feeder area this year.  Keeping the opportunity to play an instrument available to our kids is her top priority.

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Ms. Petersen
Ms. Petersen is excited about being a part of the LEIM program.  She has a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master's Degree in Creative Arts in Education from Lesley University.  She has taught private violin, viola and cello lessons for thirty years  Ms. Petersen recently retired from Northeast and Mountain View Elementary Schools after 23 years, having taught General Music, Orchestra and Choir.  Her passion is the viola and playing in the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra.

When not working with wonderful students, Ms. Petersen loves to spend time in the mountains and traveling with her husband, 25 year old daughter and 21-year old son.

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Ms. Rich
Ms. Rich is an ambitious and driven string educator from Arlington, Texas. She bgan playing viola at the age of 10 and benefited from numerous excellent educators in the Texas public school system.  She was accepted with scholarship to the University of North Texas and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelors in Music Education.  Ms. Rich has performed with the UNT Concert Orchestra, the UNT Opera (as principal), in several jazz and composition recitals, and for numerous weddings and private parties.  Ms. Rich also maintained a private lesson studio of over 30 students while in classes full-time.  In Lewisville, she served as an assistant director and was then promoted to Head Orchestra Director at Durham Middle School, where she taught her last two years before moving to Colorado to be closer to family.  At Durham she maintained a thriving program of over 120 students and recived superior rating at state contest.

Ms. Rich believes that music can play a special supportive role in every child's development.  She believes that orchestra is a place where students should have fun, feel supported, and be part of a family.  Ms. Rich takes pride in bringing the beauty of music to her classroom in an engaging and motvational way.