Instructor
Joined in
2018

Grace

Instructor

Teaches Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Music Theory

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Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Music Theory

About Grace

Mrs. Grace Bennington is a 2003 graduate of Elon University. She graduated with honors and earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Education and Performance. While at Elon, Grace studied flute with Linda Cykert and received multiple opportunities to play at outside gigs. Grace was a member of the Elon University Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Marching Band, Flute Choir, Jazz Band, and Pit Orchestra. 

After graduation, Grace began her teaching career in Siler City, NC. She was the Director of Bands at Silk Hope K-12 School, Chatham Middle School, and Jordan Matthews High School. Grace doubled the size of the bands at all three schools in two years.

During the summer of 2005, Grace accepted a position at Woodlawn Middle School, where she taught from 2005-2018. The Woodlawn Seventh and Eighth Grade Combined Bands received numerous Excellent and Superior ratins during her tenure at Woodlawn. Her students also consistently received top spots in All County Band. Grace had the great priviledge of inspiring numerous middle school band students to pursue degrees in music education. Grace had a highschool student intern every spring during her tenure at Woodlawn. Grace also had numerous Elon University Music Student Interns and a student teacher. 

Grace has been a private flute instructor since 2001. Grace's students have competed for and been accepted into numerous All County, All District, and Honors Bands. Numerous students have also gone on to pursue Music Education and Performance Degrees in universities across the state of North Carolina. 

Grace has a passion for teaching. Students under her instruction perform at high levels due to the positive raport built beetween students and teacher. Grace has a knack for identifying and building on her student's stregths and weaknesses. She is able to meet each student's learning needs by using a wide variety of teaching methods, executing much of patience. and creating a warm and positive enviroment in which to learn. Grace believes that any student can suceed as long as they are willing to put forth the effort to learn and maintain a consistent practice routine. 

currently, Grace maintains an active performance schedule performing at area churches, weddings, funerals, and other events. Grace also conducts flute masterclasses at area middle and high schools. In the summer of 2018 after the birth of her twins, Grace resigned from her position at Woodlawn. Grace and her husband Patrick, the band director at Western Middle, live in Burlington with their sons Jesse and Michael, and daughter Evelyn.

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