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About Teresa Browndorf

Teresa Browndorf
Teresa Browndorf
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Speaks: English, French
Instructs: Cello, Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Viola, Violin
Education: BS Mus Ed (Music Therapy Concentration) Duquesne University 1983 Master of Music (Instrumental Conducting) The Catholic University of America 1999 Teacher's License - Music K-12 Virginia (Active) Teachers: Violin - Tom Lindsay, Ruth Osgood; Viola - Alice Lindsay, Ruth Osgood; Cello - Salvatore Silipigni; Flute - Jim Walker, Bernard Goldberg; Clarinet - Donald McCathren; Saxophone - Rick Diefenderfer, Donald McCathren; Theory/Composition - Joseph Wilcox Jenkins; Piano - Carmen Rummo
Performance Experience: 1985-2005 - United States Marine Corps (various locations) - Flute, Sax, Clarinet, Director 2000-2001 - La Jolla Symphony - Cello 2006- Present - St John the Apostle - Chorus/Instrumentalist 2006 - Present - Tidewater Intergenerational Orchestra (Cello, Flute, Guest Director) 2018-2019 - Tidewater Intergenerational Band (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Guest Director)
Teaching Experience: 1982 - Present - Private instrumental 1994-1997 - Advanced Courses Instructor, Navy School of Music Norfolk, VA 2005 - 2008 - Band Director Newsom Music (Providence Christian, Warwick River, Azalea Garden Christian, Ivy League Academy) 2009-2014 St John the Apostle - General & Instrumental (Band) 2015-2017 Christ the King - General & Instrumental (Private) 2014 - 2020 Young Musicians of Virginia - General , String Class, Instrumental (Private) 2017 - Present - Catholic HS - Director
Teaching Philosphy: During the first lesson, I find out what the student's goal is in taking lessons. From there I discuss a plan that I think will get them there. As skills improve, I try to incorporate a variety of genres/styles, especially those I know interest the student. Each lesson is conducted with the needs of the student at that time.

Get to know Teresa Browndorf

Native of Levittown, PA. Studied Flute, Violin and Cello with members of The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.  Worked in string instrument repair before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps as a Flute/Piccolo player. 20 year veteran, retiring as a Bandmaster (Enlisted Director).  Settled in Virginia Beach in 2005, teaching music in various private schools in the Southside and Peninsula. Member of National Association of Music Educators, American String Teachers Association, Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association.  Many successful students accepted to prestigious programs (Berklee, Johns Hopkins, Boston Conservatory, Vienna Boys Choir), some with full scholarship offers.

Married (husband Matthew) and owned by 3 cats.

Teresa Browndorf teaches at:
5244 Providence Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
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