Music Department Staff

Mrs. Winter
Mrs. Winter has taught Music at Marlborough Elementary School for the past 12 years.  After teaching on-call for 7 years in the Burnaby School District, she began teaching Primary Music (Grades K-3) here at Marlborough and has never looked back.

Mrs. Winter’s love of music began at 5 years old when she started playing piano, and in 1991 she graduated from UBC Music Faculty with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance.   Along with playing piano, Mrs. Winter developed a love of singing, sung in numerous children’s choirs and went on to sing with the UBC Choral Union. 

After graduating in 1996 with a Bachelor of Education (French) from UBC and teaching on call, Mrs. Winter found her niche here at Marlborough, where she specializes in teaching young children to develop their singing voices.  As well as singing,  dance, movement and the Orff instruments make up a big part of her program.In past years, Mrs. Winter conducted the Primary Choir and is currently accompanist for the Intermediate Choir.

Ms. Hicks

Ms. Hicks started at Ecole Marlborough Elementary in 2018 after finishing her Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Ms. Hicks is currently teaching K-5 General Music and Grade 7 Beginner Band at Marlborough and co-conducts the Primary and Intermediate Choirs with Mrs. Winter and Mrs. Kuban. 

Ms. Hicks remains active in the music community of the Lower Mainland as a board member of the BC Orff Chapter and as a flute player in the New Westminster & District Senior Band. 


Mrs. Kuban

Mrs Kuban is excited to join the music department at Marlborough elementary this 2019-2020 school year. Graduating from the University of British Columbia in 2002 with a degree in flute and music education, Mrs Kuban went on to teach music to students as young as six months old to sixty years old! She has been involved in a number of instrumental and choral ensembles over the years and feels privileged to continue her own musical journey alongside the staff and students at Marlborough. As a recent graduate from UBC’s Bachelor of Education program, Mrs Kuban’s passion is to equip others to find their own musical voice, for, “where words fail, music speaks.”


Mr. McPherson

Mr. McPherson began teaching music at Marlborough in February 2020. Mr. McPherson is an avid guitar player, and plays in a band called Folk in the Road. He also has hosted and continues to host open mic nights for amateur bands in the East Vancouver area. Although his singing and dance moves would be rated “needs improvement”, he loves to “improve” them through practice.


Ms. Shaw

Ms. Shaw has been part of the Music Education staff since November 2019 after completing her B.Ed. in French Immersion at UBC, and has had the privilege of leading K-4 general music with a focus on vocals and rhythm. With a background in classical violin in Symphony and Chamber orchestras and singing in numerous choirs and vocal jazz ensembles growing up in Montreal, she is excited to be part of raising students voices and fostering students’ confidence through the power of the expressive arts!