Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music Education, Certified K-12 Graduate Work-Teaching Guitar Workshop American Public University
Mrs. Michelle Robbins, Director of Bands
Hi and welcome to the band!! We are thrilled to have you in our program! I have 18 years of teaching experience in Virginia and North Carolina. I earned my Bachelor of Music Education degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Go Apps!! After college, I taught at Thomas Jefferson Middle School and Mt. Tabor High School as well as drum major/leadership camps in and around Winston-Salem, NC. The bands of Mt Tabor and Thomas Jefferson received consistent Superior Ratings at District and State Events. After marrying my amazing husband, we moved to Northern Virginia for a great job opportunity. I began teaching in Loudoun County at Belmont Ridge Middle School and remained there for eight years. Belmont Ridge Middle School earned the distinction of Blue Ribbon School of Music for three years. During this time Belmont Ridge Band consistently earned Superior Ratings at District Assessment. I've been at Trailside since it opened during the 2014-15 school year. Our bands have received Superior Ratings at District Assessment since the opening of the school. I love serving in the Stone Bridge Cluster!!
I currently teach 6th, 7th and 8th-grade band. I love watching my students begin their musical endeavors and continue them through high school and beyond. My goal is to inspire students to be lifelong connoisseurs and participants of music.
I love spending time with my family, cooking, reading and traveling. We spend a part of our summer with family and friends in various parts of North and South Carolina. I currently live in South Riding with my husband and 10-year-old son, Jackson.
Mrs. Michelle Robbins