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About Mary Jo Fabon

Mary Jo Fabon
Mary Jo Fabon
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Burlington, NC
Speaks: English, Tagalog
Instructs: Flute
Education: Bachelor of Music- Flute Performance from Mars Hill University and Masters of Music- Flute Performance from the University of New Mexico
Performance Experience: 2016-2019- served as principal flutist at Mars Hill University, member of MHU Wind Symphony & Choir, sister of Sigma Alpha Iota, woodwind captain for marching band, honor's recital for NASM, and the 2019 graduation commencement performer. 2017- University Choir Performance at Carnegie Hall, Faure's Requiem 2021- assistant principal at UNM I have world premiered pieces by Nicole Chamberlain, Everette Minchew, Michael Young, and Valerie Coleman.
Teaching Experience: In 2016, I started teaching private flute lessons in the Western part of North Carolina and have served as a symphonic band and marching band clinician for McDowell High School, RS Central High School, North Buncombe Middle, Eblen Intermediate, Owen High School, and Apple Valley Middle School. Currently, I am the flute instructor for Young Musician Initiative of Albuquerque, New Mexico Philharmonic's youth outreach and the first and only El Sistema program in the state of New Mexico.
Teaching Philosophy: Mistakes allows us to grow. I encourage students to embrace their journey in music and to appreciate every aspect of it, high or low. I also like incorporating breathing exercises and self-love affirmations with students to assist them on not just being the best musician that they can be, but so that they can be the best versions of themselves.

Get to know Mary Jo Fabon


My name is Mary Jo but most of my students call me Ms. M or MJ. I started playing the flute in 6th grade and I've been in-love with it ever since. I received my Bachelors degree from the beautiful Mars Hill University in flute performance and my Masters degree from the University of New Mexico (also) in flute performance.

I have been teaching flute for over 6 years and have successfully guided students into making All-County, All-District, and even qualify for All-State Band. 

Although most of my teaching experiences were in NC, I also served as the flute instructor at UNM Prep School at the University of New Mexico, a band/flute specialist clinician at Taft Middle School in Albuquerque, and currently serving as the flute instructor for Young Musician Initiative of New Mexico. 

Teaching flute has always been a passion of mine for it allows me to give back to my community by sharing the beauty of music and its healing effects in our daily lives. 

What I love the most about the flute is its long history and evolution, but also the wide range of sounds that it can produce. 

For me, teaching is an art for it can never be perfected but can always be improved in numerous & fun ways for students to comprehend to the best of their abilities!

Outside of music, I love fashion, watching Netflix, cooking, nature walks, and blogging. 

My flute IG: maryjoflute

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Mary Jo Fabon teaches at:
1258 South Church St
Burlington, NC 27215
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