Stephanie Daige, Teaching Artist, MM, BM

Stephanie Daige, Teaching Artist, MM, BM

Stephanie Daige earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Stetson University and her Master of Music degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Purchase, where she studied oboe with Bert Lucarelli. She performs professionally on oboe, English horn, and saxophone in various orchestras and churches.¬† Currently a member of the Pops Orchestra of Bradenton and Sarasota, she has also performed in groups such as the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra (AMICCO) and Venice Symphony. Stephanie is an adjunct faculty member of State College of Florida, teaching applied oboe. She also teaches private lessons on oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, and piano, and has worked with students in various schools throughout Manatee and Sarasota counties. During the summer, Stephanie has brought her ‘Carnival of the Animals’ and ‘Peter and the Wolf’ explorations to Sarasota County Libraries and to various Sarasota County Title 1 Schools. For 12 years, she participated in the Venice Symphony in the Schools program in which she demonstrated woodwind instruments for third grade classes in Sarasota County. She has also taught at the Sarasota Orchestra Summer Music Camp and the Venice Symphony Summer Music Camp.¬† Stephanie loves to inspire kids to get excited about music, to learn to express themselves through music, and to explore their worlds and other learning areas through music.




Bringing Peter and the Wolf to Life

Program description

Using Prokofiev’s timeless classic, Peter and the Wolf, teaching artist Stephanie Daige teaches students:

  • basic music vocabulary, including pitch, rhythm, timbre, and tempo
  • to identify different musical instruments by sight and sound
  • to recognize the shapes of different instruments
  • to express themselves verbally when discussing the music
  • to identify different story elements in Peter and the Wolf
  • to identify characteristics of different animals
  • to understand that sound is caused by vibration
  • to understand how different how different instruments create sound

Teaching artist Stephanie Daige will demonstrate various instruments for the students and explain how each creates sound in a unique way. ¬†Students will become involved in the exploration by listening to the music; discussing the composer’s choices of timbre, pitch, tempo, and rhythm for each character; and creating puppets to represent the different characters.

It is a great way for students to have fun while learning about music, math, science, and practicing their language arts skills.

Booking / scheduling contact

Stephanie Daige


Program detail
Artistic discipline:
Cultural Origin: Array, Array
Program type: Teaching Artist Residency
Population served: 3-5, K-2
Subject: Language Arts, Math, Music, Science
Bilingual: No

Takes place in your classroom

Fees / Ticketing:

$400 per residency. This cost includes planning with the classroom teacher, 3 visits by the teaching artist, music, and materials to make the puppets. Special deal: $700 for two classes, taught on the same day, back-to-back. $75 total extra travel fee for south Sarasota County or Manatee County Schools


Is transportation needed for this exploration?: No
Is financial assistance offered?: Yes

Program info

Summer or Family Programs Offered?: yes