About the Teacher



Degrees and Certifications:

Ginger Key

It is great to be a part of the Dean Road family! I received my Bachelor and Master's degree in Music Education from Auburn University. I am originally from Birmingham, Alabama, and I have taught general music in all grades from preschool through sixth grade. Previously I have taught elementary music at Cary Woods Elementary, Lee-Scott Academy, Vestavia Hills Elementary East, and Auburn Early Education Center.

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Overview of DRES Music Program

  • In the music room at Dean Road Elementary you will find many smiling faces. Our music program is based on the state and national music standards. Students are actively engaged in singing, dancing, moving, and playing instruments to music from all over the world. We study famous composers, learn basic music theory, and create our own musical masterpieces! Our children grow academically, socially, and emotionally as they create and enjoy making music together.


    Students learn how to play a variety of instruments including drums, maracas, tambourines, triangles, guiros, cowbells, rain sticks, and cabasas. They also learn how to play pitched instruments like the keyboard and xylophones. We enjoy learning musical concepts while we play games. All children have the opportunity to perform at our Veterans Day program, Winter Music Celebration, and PTO meetings throughout the year.


    My desire is to develop and inspire a life-long love of music in each child here at Dean Road Elementary School.