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To our returning students - Welcome back!

To our new students - We are so glad you're here!

My name is Mrs. Dauphinais and I am the music teacher here at WBES! In the music room we learn to sing, play instruments, listen to music, move, dance, play, learn songs in a variety of languages, and have a great time!

See you soon in the music room!
Posted by Maegan Dauphinais  On Aug 16, 2019 at 11:04 AM
Welcome back to Music at West Buncombe Elementary!

And a special welcome to our new students!

Over the summer my husband and I welcomed our first baby, Charlotte Anne. But I'm back! And we are ready for a new year of school with our awesome WBES kids.

We will begin the year reviewing what we have learned so far in grades 1-4, and Kindergarten will get on track with learning how we do things in the music room, and getting the skills in order to be able to read and play music in no time!

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at
Posted by Maegan Dauphinais  On Aug 24, 2018 at 3:05 PM
Hello again!  I am writing today to let you know about our new adventures in exhibiting student art! I am venturing into the world of online art galleries. This week I will be sending home a brief introduction and directions on how to go online and grant permission for your child's art to be viewed on the Internet.  The website is called Artsonia. It is a place for teachers, students, and family members to leave positive feedback and encouragement for our budding artists. Build your child's Fan Club by sharing their information with close friends and family.  I promise to do better about blogging so I can address any issues that may arise as we get used to implementing this new platform for sharing our art. 
Posted by Tricia Harris  On Jan 31, 2017 at 3:32 PM 6 Comments
If your child has a ukulele/guitar/violin or any other string instrument - congratulations! It's time to learn to tune!

Every time you play a string instrument it must be tuned. Strings stretch and contract depending on the weather, the temperature, how old or new the strings are - the list goes on and on. This is the single most important skill for learning to play the instrument!

The reason we haven't learned to do this in class is that we have a very limited amount of time each week, and my priority is to get the students playing, so I get the pleasure of tuning the instruments every morning (about 30-45min for 15 violins and ukuleles!)

As much as I would love to help every child who receives an instrument learn to tune it, there aren't enough hours in the day! So, check out this YouTube video to learn how to tune it at home!



Posted by Maegan Dauphinais  On Jan 12, 2017 at 8:33 AM 11 Comments
This is my first blog EVER!!!  I am excited about this school year. We have had many changes to the Specialists' schedule and duties and I greet these changes as a challenge and an opportunity to grow as a teacher, professional, and individual.  Now that the art production part of my fine arts fundraiser, Square 1 Art, is complete, I am enjoying the beginnings of new lessons and experiences with all grade levels. Check out the grade level pages to learn more (after Nov. 8th).  Square 1 Art packets should be coming home in a few weeks. Look for them in your child's folder soon! Remember that the "Squickers" are FREE.  More about Square 1 Art coming soon. 
Posted by Tricia Harris  On Nov 02, 2016 at 10:03 PM 4 Comments