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    How do I get to Carnegie Hall? Practice! Practice! Practice!-Saadi

    My name is Debbi Hahn and I am the Instrumental Music director of Woodland Middle School Orchestra.

    I graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education in 1995, Certified Standard Music K-12. I have been teaching ever since beginning my career in the Lakeland School District, moving to the Lewiston Independent School District and now for the Coeur d’Alene School District, where I have been teaching since August of 2000.

    Besides teaching music, I am also a performer in different ensembles for celebrations and weddings.  I am currently playing fiddle in the multi award-winning Tamarack Ridge Band.  I have been a member of the Coeur d'Alene Symphony Orchestra where I played 2nd violin and viola.  I have been a volunteer on the Entertainment Committee for Art On the Green. I also have had a private studio where I taught piano, violin, viola and cello for many years.
    I am married, have 2 sons ages 22 and 25 and 1 dog.

    In my spare time I like to be outside, walking, running, hiking, biking, paddle boarding, gardening, hummingbirds, weather watching, gazing at the sky.

    Teaching music is the best job ever!

    Learn more about Instrumental Music

    The Benefits of Band and Orchestra:
    Problem solving, self-discipline, team work, listening, coordination, memory, timing, critical thinking, social skills, concentration, culture, character and spatial reasoning.

    The National Standards for Arts Education:
    Students will continue to improve and build upon
    1. Sing alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
    2. Perform on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
    3. Improvise melodies, variations and accompaniments.
    4. Compose and arrange music with specific guidelines.
    5. Read and notate music.
    6. Listen to, analyze and describe music.
    7. Evaluate music and music performance.
    8. Understanding the relationships between music and the other arts and disciplines outside the arts.
    9. Understand music in relation to history and culture.
    10. Students will continue to improve advanced string technique, posture, intonation and musicality.

    Being a good musician requires commitment, hard work, practice, good technique and inspiration.  With time and dedication, you can become a good musician!

  • Contact Information

    Emails are the best way to contact me for a quick response.

    208-667-5996 ext. 34049
    Please leave a voicemail and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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  • Woodland Middle School Instrumental Music Schedule

    Monday - Collaboration/Late Start

    8:55 - 9:40 6th Grade Band (1st period)

    9:45 - 10:30 6th Grade Orchestra (2nd period)

    10:50 - 11:40 7th/8th Grade Orchestra (3rd period)

    11:40 - 12:10 Lunch (4th period)

    12:15 - 1:00 7th Grade Band (5th period)

    1:05 - 1:55 Prep (6th period)

    2:00 - 2:45 8th Grade Band (7th period)


    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday Friday Schedule:

    7:50 - 8:50 6th Grade Band (1st period)

    8:55 - 9:55 6th Grade Orchestra (2nd period)

    10:05 - 11:05 7th/8th Grade Orchestra (3rd period)

    11:05 - 11:35 Lunch (4th period)

    11:40 - 12:40 7th Grade Band (5th period) 

    12:45 - 1:45 Prep (6th period)

    1:50 - 2:45 8th Grade Band (7th period)

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