I am Eric McGuire Wenstrom, your new orchestra teacher. I grew up in Oregon and went to the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!) where I earned a degree in Music Education. I began my teaching career in Albany, Oregon and completed my Master's Degree in Music Education and Conducting. I moved to Idaho to teach in Idaho Falls, Idaho and during that time I founded the Idaho Falls Youth Symphony and co-founded the Idaho Falls Youth Youth Arts Centre. I entered the PhD. program at the University of Oreon in Music History and Conducting and achieved ABD status. I have been active as a conductor, performing musician and arranger for the past 30 years and have been very fortunate to have been able to work with some amazing talent over hte years. My father grew up in Helana, and in a way this feels like coming back home.
All of your lessons can be found on our Google Classroom page, which can be found here: https://classroom.google.com/u/1/h
The indivudual class codes are:
6th Grade: swj53kc7th Grade: e7bw4jp8th Grade: 3qlt7w
The lessons are made to help you in theory, history, and other parts of music that you need to be a complete musician. Have fun with them. Hit Musico each day for a few minutes. Remember that skils are lost easier than they are gained.