The goal of this website it to provide practical resources to string educators.
It is very much a work in progress, so check back often!
Anne Marie Patterson is the Orchestra Director at Robert Frost Middle School in Fairfax, VA. She has been a private teacher and freelance violinist in the Washington, DC area for over 25 years, and has taught all levels of school orchestra in Charles County, MD. She directed the Charles County Youth Orchestra and Encore Strings and is the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Music Teacher Award from the Maryland Music Educators Association.
Anne Marie received Master’s Degrees in both Music Education and Music Performance from Florida State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance from Washington and Lee University, where she graduated with honors. She has served as President of the MD/DC Chapter of the American String Teachers Association, and is a frequent presenter at the national ASTA conference. She has also presented sessions at The Midwest Clinic, NAfME, and conferences in Virginia, Maryland and Utah.
Anne Marie is the author of Basic String Technique: A Practical Guide to String Instruction, published by Kendor Music. She is also a contributing author for Rehearsing the Middle School Orchestra by Sandy Goldie.
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