About the Instructors/Admin
About Ms. Camp
Ms. Camp is a Denver native who began her passion for music in the 4th grade. It was the guidance and enthusiasm of her first teachers that makes her so devoted to her current work with elementary school children. Under the early tutelage of Mrs. Riccarda Mooney, a violinist with the Denver Symphony, Ms. Camp's gifts blossomed and led to selection to the Denver City and Colorado State Youth Orchestras. A highlight of her High School years was selection to join America's Youth in Concert, which played in major cities throughout Europe.
Ms. Camp continued her music career at Hope College, where she played in the Orchestra and Symphonette and studied under Mihai Craioveanu, who is internationally recognized with multiple performances at Carnegie Hall. Since graduating with a teaching degree, Ms. Camp has performed with the Holland Symphony Orchestra and the Brioso String Quartet. In addition, she has given private lessons to hundreds of students and adults on violin, viola, cello, and piano. Ms. Camp is also currently an active member of a local praise band.
Ms. Camp is excited to continue instilling a love for music with children in the Highlands Ranch area through MVEIM.
About Ms. DeAngeles
Ms. DeAngeles started playing the violin when she was 3 with the Elmhurst College Suzuki Program. Her first teaching opportunity was 1995 in Chicago at the Irish Music Foundation. Ms. DeAngeles has a BA in Music Education and K-12 Licensure from Metro State College. Suzuki Certification Courses were completed at Music of the North Shore in Chicago and the University of Denver. Her education included UNC, DePaul, DU, and Metro State College. Ms. DeAngeles has 20 years teaching experience in Cherry Creek Public Schools, Evergreen Public Schools, Douglas County Public Schools, Denver Christian and Golden Music. As a professional violinist, she performed with Evergreen Chamber Orchestra, Arapahoe Philharmonic Orchestra, Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, PBS/John Tesh Alive album and DVD, and St. Mary's Baroque Orchestra and The Country Music Project with several cd's and dvd's available on iTunes. In addition to her Suzuki home studio, she tours with the Irish Rock Band Potcheen. Ms. DeAngeles has three kids and four chickens, and enjoys long distance biking, hiking 14ers, yoga, and beautiful Colorado.
About 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, originally 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 to include the Ponderosa, ThunderRidge and Mountain Vista areas five 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 Mountain Vista feeder area again this year. Keeping the opportunity to play an instrument available to our kids is her top priority.
Mr. Hamaker is committed to seeing the excellent elementary band and orchestra program in Douglas County continue despite the budget cuts that are impacting our schools. Music is an important element in our lives. Developing young minds can benefit from all the positive attributes that are nurtured through playing a musical instrument.
Mr. Stroman is excited to be a part of the MVEIM 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.
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. Wessel
Ms. Wessel began her music career as a
tot, and from there...she took music lessons in piano and voice and got
involved in theater. She graduated from CSU in 2003 with a Music
Education degree. Ms. Wessel was the general music teacher at
Trailblazer from 2004 - 2016, and currently still teaches band before
school and private piano and voice lessons after school out of her
home. She also directs camps and classes through Inspire Creative at
the PACE Center. She still proudly participates in community theater
all over Denver, and is a proud wife to Matt and happy Momma to Lydia,
Wyatt, and Daphne.
About Ms. Wurst
Ms. Wurst is very excited to work with the band students at Copper Mesa and Heritage Elementary. She received her Bachelors in Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado and her Orff Certification from Northern Arizona University. Ms. Wurst taught music, band, and choir for over 30 years at Northeast Elementary in Parker.
When Ms. Wurst is not working with elementary musicians, she enjoys spending time with her husband Mark and traveling to visit their adult children Ryan, Chris, and his wife Leah.