Winterhalter Music Teacher Showcase: Introducing Megan Woods

by Cassie Winterhalter on November 13, 2014

Megan Woods

Megan Woods

Today I’d like to introduce you to Winterhalter Music’s newest voice, piano, and violin teacher, Megan Woods! Megan joins Winterhalter Music with a huge love of teaching and tons of experience teaching students of all ages. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Music/ Music Education from the University of Akron. Currently she teaches full-time in the Fairfax County public schools, where she teaches elementary school general music and chorus. Although she’s quite busy teaching in her school and teaching privately with Winterhalter Music, Megan still finds time to sing with many professional groups in the area. I know how difficult it can be to find time for my own music with a busy schedule, but I also know how soothing and therapeutic that time can be. I really applaud Megan for making her own music a priority as well!

Keep reading to catch my interview with Megan:

1. Why did you decide to become a music teacher?

I have always loved music. My mom jokes that I could sing the “Jeopardy” theme song before I could even talk. Teaching has been something that developed naturally for me from helping others in music theory classes and choirs. It’s what I think I’m made to do.

2. What do you hope your students will get out of taking lessons from you?

I like to be able to teach the basics so he or she could begin to figure new pieces out without me. I think it is the perfect time to lay the foundation for further musical growth in and out of school.

3. How do you motivate your students?

Positive feedback is always good, and stickers help, but I think the best motivation is when the student feels successful and wants to continue to grow for him or herself.

4. What do you like to do in your free time?

I sing in a choir called Six Degree Singers and serve as the alto section leader as well as the choir-elected board representative so a lot of my time is spent with choir activities of some kind. I also love to read and watch my Pittsburgh Steelers!

5. What are some fun facts that people might not know about you?

I am a professional singer now, but I didn’t make my Jr. High chorus when I auditioned! I later found out it was because I played the violin, and they wanted me in the orchestra instead, though.

Thanks so much for reading! You can find out more information about Megan in her bio. If you are interested in starting lessons with Megan or with one of our other fantastic teachers, please contact us. If you’d like more resources to help you make the most of your lessons, subscribe to the newsletter and “like us” on Facebook.



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