I believe that singing
builds self-esteem,
is a source of joy and
brings us closer to
our true selves.
.”


— Denise Gagné Williamson
Listening Voice Media
ABOUT DENISE I earned a BA in Theater and Music from UQAM (l'université du Québec à Montréal) and a graduate diploma in Early Childhood Education from U of C. I was an Elementary school teacher with the Calgary Separate Board for over 20 years, primarily in French Immersion. I have experience with all grades K-6, as both a homeroom teacher and as a Music specialist. Over the years, I have seen firsthand how much easier it is for children to learn a second language when vocabulary is presented through song and rhyme. I have also witnessed children's enthusiasm for learning blossom when singing is incorporated into the lesson plan.

In November 2004, as a way of building a legacy of everything I had learned during my years of teaching, I produced and published a teacher resource guide and CD entitled "Teaching French Through Songs and Games…Even if you can't sing ….or don't speak French".

I have been nominated for both the Pan-Canadian Student's Choice Award and the Excellence in Teaching Award.

More than anything, I believe that singing builds self-esteem, is a source of joy and brings us closer to our true selves.

You were meant to sing. Begin to find your song today.