As the new store manager here in McLean, I just wanted to take a second to introduce myself!
My name is Victoria Blow and I have been playing piano since I can remember. Music has always been a constant in my life, and now I get to keep it that way working with Music and Arts in my home county! I grew up in the Springfield area, attending St. Michael's School in Annandale and then Biship O'Connell HS in Falls Church where I was active in the music department. (I have experienced what Fairfax County truly has to offer our aspiring musicians!) For my bachelor's I studied psychology at Longwood University, but still kept my head in the music department helping my friends with their sight reading and theory assignments. Now I am back here in Northern Virginia persuing my masters while helping students perfect their instrument of choice. Through life's journeys, I always find myself gravitating back to music.
Piano is my primary instrument and I have played through most of the books in store, so I can be of great help figuring out that perfect supplemental book for your student, or yourself. I am also well versed in string instruments. Having already been playing the piano for several years, when the school offered strings, I decided to stick with just piano. Now that I have had the chance to play them in store as well as just learn from the teachers who play them, they are my hobby interest. That's one of the best things about music, there's always something new to learn about an instrument or piece!
As you can see, I am a little bit of everyting. So stop on by the store and say hi! I would love to meet you :)