Welcome to Music with Mr. Bechthold

My name is Diego Bechthold, and I am excited to be your child's music teacher at East Lake School.  I am currently teaching Music for Grades 2, 3, 4, 5  and 6, as well as Band for Grades 6,7, 8 and 9.

Please feel free to click on any of the above links for further information on the East Lake School music program.  For dates such as concerts, festivals or trips, click on Classroom Calendar.  For links to curriculum content, course outlines, forms and video recordings of elementary music class song projects, click on Classroom Info.  For links to websites for music stores, and recordings of band music, click on Helpful Websites.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns by phoning (403) 248 - 1091, or by email dbechthold@rockyview.ab.ca.

A little background on myself:  I attended high school in Langley BC, where I achieved entrance into the BC Honour Jazz Band.  I attained my Bachelor of Music degree at Trinity Western University, and during my time as a student there I was offered the opportunity to teach a university course in Jazz Combo, as well as perform with the prestigious Vancouver Chamber Choir, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and CBC Radio Orchestra.  I then went to UBC for my Bachelor of Education degree, and since then I have taught as a high school music director (choir, concert band and jazz band) at several high schools in BC and Alberta, including Banff High School, Bow Valley High School in Cochrane, Bert Church High School in Airdrie, and now East Lake School in Chestermere.  I am also in demand as a guest conductor and clinician with various community and high school music ensembles.  I am also the artistic director of Choral Waves in Cochrane.

Document Actions