Mr. Bryce Anderson
This year will be my 8th year teaching orchestra at Smart's Mill Middle School. I graduated from Loudoun Valley HS in 2002 and from Shenandoah University where I received a bachelors of music education in 2006. I absolutely love teaching middle school and seeing how much my students grow from 6th to 8th grade.
I live in Aldie with my wife Liz, 2 kids, Eva (age 4), Finn (age 1, born April 20, 2018) and our dog Zoey.
I believe that orchestra should be a fun and exciting part of my student's life. The orchestra students work hard every day to grow as musicians and young adults. When the students start in 6th grade we learn the basics of their instrument, music theory, and have 2 amazing concerts. In 7th grade, we continue to learn more about the instruments and the music gets much more challenging. They will have 4 concerts in 7th grade and learn around 15 full-length songs. 8th Grade is a culmination of their practice and hard work with over 15 different performances and 30 songs. This is only possible with lots of deliberate practice and support from their parents.
Most parent communication will be via email and through parent portal. Students will be using Google Classroom to submit some tests and assignments.
I hope you all have a great school year!