Degrees and Certifications:
Music Education with Instrumental SpecialtyElementary Education with Math Specialty
My name is Mrs. Denae Olsen. I am the band/orchestra teacher here at Murray Middle School. I have been teaching around the district since 2010 in different musical roles. I grew up in Minnesota and left for two years to teach in Phoenix but missed Minnesota too much. I graduated from Southwest Minnesota State University with two degrees in Music Education with an Instrumental Specialty and Elementary Education with Math Specialty. I have been teaching since fall of 2005. I love playing in concert bands and my main instrument is flute. I have also played trumpet, baritone, and saxophone in concert bands. I love to sing as a past time. I grew up in a very musical family. I'm a pet person and own a cat and dog and have a son, Sam, and a daughter, Holly.