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Sarah Drew

Sarah DrewSarah Drew (B. Mus, Ed Cert, Diploma Wind Band Conducting) feels fortunate to be able to do what she loves each day. Having a lifelong passion for both music and young people, she teaches middle school general music, bands, choirs and guitar hoping to impact her student’s lives with the love and power of music. Sarah has taught K-9 music at a variety of schools in the Calgary area and currently she is proud to be the music teacher at Captain Nichola Goddard (Middle) School in NW Calgary. Her performing groups have consistently achieved high standards of excellence, but she is most proud of who her students become as caring, creative and confident citizens.

To the shock of many, one of her favorite parts of being a music teacher, is starting young instrumentalists in beginning band. In fact, she has co-written a beginning band method called, "Kodaly for Band" which is in use in many schools across North American.

Ms. Drew was recently the guest conductor for the ABA’s Northern Alberta Honour Band, and has directed bands at Calgary’s Summer Band Workshop, MusicCamrose as well as guest conducted and adjudicated across the province of Alberta. She has been involved in coaching the University of Calgary music education lab band students and has recently become a part of the ATA Mentorship program to walk along side new music teachers. Sarah has had roles on the boards of ABA and ABIF, as well as a member of the Arts and Culture board in her home town of Cochrane, Alberta.

Her love of music also extends to adults as she was the Founder and Artistic Director of the Sher-Wood-Like-To-Play Adult Community Band in Calgary for 17 years, as well as the director of the Cochrane Children’s Choir.

Living in Cochrane with her family gives Sarah quick access to the river pathways and the mountains where she loves to run, hike, x-country ski and cycle.



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