Teachers

photo Teresa Smith

Teresa Smith is a proud 'Cornhusker' from Nebraska where she taught K-6 General Elementary Music, band and chorus for four years before moving to Virginia and teaching in Fairfax County Public Schools for 7 years. She received her Bachelor of Music Education, K-12 Vocal and Instrumental, from the University of Nebraska and her Master of Arts in Arts Management from George Mason University. She is a Certified Kodály teacher, Orff Certification Level I and in 2007 she received her Music Together® training. Teresa was the Executive Director for The Youth Orchestras of Fairfax (TYOF) and teaches private piano lessons.

She and her husband Cap live in Leesburg, VA with their daughter Margie who was born in October 2011 and James who was born in December 2013. (If you ever wondered what her car license plate is all about - Sadie Tot is their family puppy.) Teaching Music Together classes and owning her own center has been a goal of Teresa's for many, many years. She is thrilled to be working in Leesburg sharing music with so many wonderful families!

     
photo Jennene Estes

Jennene Estes owns and operates (with her husband, Wayne) The Catoctin School of Music in Leesburg , VA. She is a native Northern Virginian, who has currently lived in Leesburg since 1992. In 1989 Jennene received her B.M. (Music Industry) from JMU (concentration- Cello) and minors in voice, economics and law. Jennene received her M.B.A. from Shenandoah University in 1998. In 2009, she completed her Ed. S in Higher Education Administration from The George Washington University.

Jennene has been teaching private music lessons since 1989. Her performing experience includes cello with the Prince William and Alexandria Symphonies, various musical theatre pit orchestras, worship musician, recording sessions and even a 2 year long stint in an all Vietnamese Orchestra! Check her out in the DVD’s Asia or Paris by Night! Jennene received her Music Together® Training in 2012 and is looking forward to sharing her passion for music in this new and exciting way!

 

     
photo Emily Dickson

Emily Dickson is a native of Denton, Texas. She is a 1998 graduate of the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Music in Education. While at UNT, she was named "Most Outstanding Senior Studying Music". Emily has performed as the Navy's only harpist in the United States Navy Band for 17 years. She has performed at the White House, State Department and Pentagon for many military dignitaries and world leaders. She became a registered Music Together teacher in 2014 and also plays flute and piano.

Emily resides in Round Hill, VA with her husband, Tim and three lovely children Benjamin, Anna and Amanda. Her interests include spending time with her family and serving as Vice President of the PTA. Emily has always loved singing to her own children, introducing them to many different instruments as well as having family dance parties! She is honored for the opportunity to share that love with many other families.

     
photo Lindsay Rogers

Lindsay Rogers is a Northern Virginia native- she grew up in Ashburn and moved back there with her family in 2015. She received a B.A. in Music and Spanish from the University of Virginia (wahoowa!) in 2009, and graduated in 2012 from Westminster Choir College with a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy. She has performed in the area with Loudoun Lyric Opera, and currently is the Children's Choir Director at St. Veronica Church in Chantilly.

Lindsay lives in Ashburn with her husband John (who she met in college choir), daughter Clare (born in June 2015), and two cats, Victor and Echo. She received her Music Together Training in 2016 and realized that teaching Music Together encompasses everything she loves doing. She is thrilled to share her love of music and being silly with other families.