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About Mclin Choate

Skip Choate
Mclin Choate
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Richmond, VA
Speaks: English
Instructs: Baritone, French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba
Education: 1986, Bachelor of Music, Music Education, Magna Cum Laude, East Carolina University
Performance Experience: Greater Richmond Pipes and Drums: Piper and Pipe Major of the Grade 5 Band since 2018. Founding member of The Festival Brass Quintet. Past member of Richmond Symphony Chorus, Richmond Philharmonic.
Teaching Experience: 2008 to 2021, Band Director, GW Carver Middle School: 1995 to 2008, Band Director, Swift Creek Middle School: 1991 to 1994, Music Director, Matoaca High School: 1989 to 1990, Band Director, Monacan High School: 1987 to 1989, Band Director, Powhatan County
Teaching Philosophy: I have had the best experiences of my life and formed the deepest bonds with people while making and enjoying music! My goal is to help my students acquire the skills needed on their brass instrument to be able to make music individually or in ensembles so that they can enjoy this special joy that creating music brings!

Get to know Mclin Choate

McLin (Skip) Choate is a native of Richmond, Virginia. He attended East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina where he earned a Bachelor of Music degree in music education in 1986. After beginning his career in music education in Powhatan County as Director of Bands at the high school and at the middle school, he moved to Chesterfield County where he has taught at the high school and middle school level. He is a recently retired band director from Chesterfield County where he has been since the fall of 1989.

Mr. Choate has performed locally with such groups as the James River Chamber Opera Orchestra, the Richmond Philharmonic, and the Richmond Symphony Chorus. He is a founding member of The Festival Brass Quintet and is currently Pipe Major of the Grade 5 band in the Greater Richmond Pipes and Drums.

Mclin Choate teaches at:
8980 Quioccasin Rd
Richmond, VA 23229
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