Music Staff teachers believe in developing personal skills and a life-long love of involvement with the arts!  Private lessons, beginners through advanced, are offered to students age 5 to adult.  30 minute, 45 minute and 1 hour lessons are available.

MARY ANN MEDLIN is The Music Staff's owner as well as the piano teacher.  She holds a degree from  Virginia Commonwealth University in piano performance.  In the fall of 1985, she started The Music Staff, a landmark in Western Branch as a commuinity music school.  She has adjudicated and held offices in Tidewater Music Teachers Forum, Virginia Music Teachers Association and National Guild of Piano Teachers.  Mary Ann is proud of the accomplishments of her students who have won various competitions, pursued careers in music and share their talents in the community.  Presently she enjoys a studio of piano students age 5 through adults.

DANIELLE FAGAN is a graduate of James Madison University where she double majored in violin performance and music education and loves both performing and teaching.  In addition to teaching violin, viola, and cello at The Music Staff, she is looking forward to starting chamber music groups where students can learn the art of ensemble playing.  Danielle is employed full time in Virginia Beach public schools as both a string teacher and a general music teacher.

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CHRISTINE BUTLER teaches violin, classical guitar and a Special Needs music class.  She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and holds a double major in violin performance and special needs.  Christine also has written the curriculum and recorded the music for Play & Sing™, a part of Early Steps in Music™ music program.  She is currently teaching Special Needs students full time in the Chesapeake public schools.

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