Theresa Ducassoux, Music Educator
Hello! I am a music teacher in Northern Virginia, currently teaching 4th and 5th-grade band and orchestra. My school is very unique, in that every student in those grades has to play an instrument! It’s a wonderful program and I am very fortunate to be working here. Prior to moving to Virginia, I taught music in Pennsylvania for 14 years in a variety of settings – everything from elementary general music, chorus, orchestra, and band of all levels. The one thing that has been consistent through all of my teaching positions has been beginning band, and I’ve found teaching beginning/young instrumentalists to be a real passion. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Penn State University and a Master’s Degree in Instrumental Wind Conducting from West Chester University.
I am also a tech enthusiast, I am a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Flipgrid Ambassador. I enjoy incorporating technology into my teaching as a way to enhance and personalize student learning.
When living in Pennsylvania I founded and directed the Chester County Youth Wind Ensemble, a great performing group for middle school-aged musicians. I was also the guest conductor for several area honors bands. I enjoy playing the french horn and piano, and currently, play in the City of Fairfax Band in Northern Virginia.
View my portfolio from the Teacher Leader Certification through EdTechTeam.