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Betty Bley

11514 Turnbridge Lane

Reston, VA 20194

Phone:  703-585-5717     

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Instruments taught:  Clarinet (including Eb Soprano and Bass)

Education:   M.M.A in Clarinet Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory;  B.A. in Music and B.S. in Psychology from the College of William & Mary; Interlochen Arts Academy University Program; M.S. from George Washington University; Clarinet Teaching Workshop at University of Indiana; Clarinetopia at Stonybrook University; Oklahoma University Clarinet Symposium

Affiliations:   Member of the International Clarinet Association, Delta Omicron International Music Fraternity, Northern Virginia Music Teachers Assoc. (NVMTA), Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), Member of the Loudoun Symphony Association Artistic Committee

Activities/Services:   Principal Clarinetist in the Loudoun Symphony;  Vandoren Artist-Clinician; Clarinet Sectional Coach for middle school and high school clarinet sections;  Clarinet Technique Instructor for the Vienna Band Camp;  Frequent performer with the Virginia Grand Military Band;  the Pro Arte ChamberOrchestra of Greater Washington, and the Washington Sinfonietta;  VBODA-Designated Clarinet Special Educator (volunteer position, responsible for grading and maintaining the database of all clarinet solos and ensembles for state-wide solo festivals and competitions); Adjudicator for All-District Band auditions and Solo Festivals;  hold two studio recitals annually.

Additional Info/Specialties:        

Available as Performer:   Yes

Available as Accompanist:   No

Mylinda Dockery

41934 Cinnabar Square

Stone Ridge, VA  20105

Phone:   859-351-0822

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Instruments taught:   Piano, Organ, Violin, Guitar, Saxophone, Voice, Drums

Education:  BS - Salem College, MM - North Carolina School of the Arts

Affiliations:   FLMF, Suzuki Association of the Americas, Project Management Professional

Activities/Services:   Studio Recitals;  Master Classes; Mylinda Dockery has over 30 years teaching experience in the Suzuki and traditional piano methods for ages 4 - adult. She received her degrees in piano and organ performance and has performed over 3,000 concerts throughout the southeast, New York and Switzerland as both a soloist and a chamber musician.

Additional Info/Specialties:   Early Childhood music specialist, and awarded the "Music For Learning Master Teacher Award" from Musikgarten. I am also certified in Kindermusik and third level Orff. My master's degree is in organ where I have over 17 years experience as a church music minister.

Available as Performer:   Yes

Available as Accompanist:   Yes

Elza Ritter

14768 Basingstoke Loop

Centreville, VA  20120

Phone:   703-901-361

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Instruments taught:   Piano, Voice, Violin, Flute

Education:  Russian Music Pedagogical Institute after Gnessin.  Russian Music Academy in Moscow. Majors:  Piano Performance. Chamber Music. Piano Pedagogy.

Affiliations:   NVCC 15 years: Applied piano, group piano, music theory, music history.

Activities/Services:   Private lessons and group classes. Piano, voice, music theory, solfeggio, pedagogy, music history, chamber music, Master Classes, consultations, coaching, accompanying, performing. Any activities as weddings or church services available to sub depends on day/time. Preparing advance programs in a short note. Sight read any style and difficulty.

Additional Info/Specialties:  Young and adult students at any level and age as long they are willing to practice reasonable amount with attitude toward good quality, not just waste time on piano. Specialize in fixing hand position and establishing new, good habits for good technique with Russian methods. Own method based on 35 years of experience (20 years in USA).  Teach in English and Russian languages. Coach teachers who are interested in Russian methods.

Available as Performer:  Yes

Available as Accompanist:   Yes

Jane Webb

21144 Cardinal Pond Ter., #128

Ashburn, VA  20147

Phone:  (703) 729-1544

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Instruments taught:  Piano, Flute, Recorder, Handbells

Education:  B.A. piano, Orff Schulwerk certification, Va. State Teacher's Certification

continuing Ed. courses at Shenandoah, George Mason, U. of Md. and Kennedy Center

Affiliations:  Chorister's Guild, American Guild Of English Handbell Ringers,

Fairfax-Loudoun Music Fellowship

Activities/Services:  studio recitals, duet and two piano ensembles, Fairfax-Loudoun Ensemble festival, Nursing Home and Retirement Home recitals, Music Theory and History at lessons

Additional Info/Specialties:  61 years teaching experience, former Music Specialist with public and private schools N-12 grades.  Early Childhood Music consultant

Available as Performer:  No

Available as Accompanist: No

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