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Mr.  Roger  Wagner
Instrumental Music
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Mr. Wagner holds a Bachelors of Music Education and a Masters of Music - Music Education, as well as K-12 Music certifications in the states of Arizona and Michigan.


The 2018-2019 school year is Mr. Wagner's 6th year at Desert Wind. In his time at Desert Wind, he has taught Band (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced), Choir (all grade levels), Leadership, Modern/Popular Music (Digital, Popular), Orchestra (Beginning, Intermediate). Mr. Wagner is the President of Desert Wind's Site Council, the Assistant Marching Band Director at Maricopa High School, and a teacher mentor.

Throughout the year, Mr. Wagner is a clinician for the Arizona Society for General Music (AzSGM) and the Popular Music Lab Instructor for the Arizona State University School of Music Graduate Program.

Teaching Philosophy: Every student, regardless of background or ability, deserves quality education that includes creating, performing, responding, and connecting through and with music

Personal Bio: Happily married, my wife teaches music at Legacy Traditional School in Maricopa, and have 2 pets (a Jack Russell terrier and a tabby cat). Professional interests include performance assessment strategies, technology integration, effective rehearsal strategies, and popular music pedagogy. Personal interests include cooking, electronics, sports, and weightlifting and fitness.