Theresa Hoover Ducassoux, Music Educator

Hello! I am a music teacher in Northern Virginia, currently teaching middle school band.  Prior to moving to Virginia in 2016, I taught music in Pennsylvania for 13 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 elementary and middle school 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, Google Certified Innovator, and Flipgrid Ambassador. I enjoy incorporating technology into my teaching 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.