About Mrs. Heather Niederer...
Position: Music Teacher
Phone: (480) 883-4812
Welcome to the music & band web page. We are very excited for another fun year! As the year progresses, you will find links to different grade level projects, links to educational websites, band & choir information, calendars, and other programs. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
My Education and Professional Background
Certification in Orff Schulwerk, Arizona State University, Levels I & II; Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, Northern Arizona University; Bachelor of Music, Arizona State University; Membership in: Arizona Orff Chapter, American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA), Arizona Music Educators Association (AzMEA), National Association for Music Education (NAfME) I am from Midland, Michigan where I was educated in the public schools. My love for music began in music at school as well as church choir. Learning how to play instruments is fun, and my main instruments include piano, flute, and French horn. While at ASU, I participated in several music groups such as the Sun Devil Marching Band (marched in the Rose Bowl & Sun Bowl!), Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, and Choral Union (sang with Phoenix Symphony!). I live in Chandler with my husband, son & daughter. We enjoy spending time at the parks, sports fields & traveling.
My Educational Philosophy
The best job in the world is teaching students the joy of music and how it greatly affects our lives. I strongly believe that the arts are very important for emotional development. Watching students work hard to achieve success is very exciting!