Ms. Teresa Gordon

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Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance, Shenandoah Conservatory

Ms. Teresa Gordon

Ms. Gordon is thrilled to be back teaching all levels of Orchestra and Beginning Guitar this year at RRHS!  Originally from Annapolis, MD, Ms. Gordon has been teaching in public schools across the U.S. since 1996.  She is a graduate of the Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA with a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance, magna cum laude, and was the proud recipient of the James R. and Mary B. Wilkins Conservatory award. Prior to coming to Rock Ridge, Ms. Gordon has taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels in Prince William and Fairfax County Public Schools (VA), Portsmouth City (VA), Washington County (MD), Manatee County (FL) and Clark County School District (Las Vegas, NV); was an adjunct lecturer at Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA, and taught violin at the esteemed Mercersburg Academy in PA.  Although new to Rock Ridge in 2018, Ms. Gordon has been a familiar face in Loudoun County for many years.  From 2002-2009, she taught in the original LCPS After-School Strings Program, conducted the Beginning County Orchestra, and was the Concertmaster of the Loudoun Symphony from 2001 to 2019. 

As an educator, Ms. Gordon has been afforded great opportunities to travel the world as a teacher leader for the People to People Student Ambassador Program, leading delegations to England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Australia and New Zealand.  In addition to her full-time teaching, Ms. Gordon maintains a very active performance career as a freelance violinist and violist throughout the DMV.   She has performed with many of the region’s top orchestras including the Annapolis, Fairfax, Alexandria, Richmond, and Virginia Symphonies.  She is currently a violinist in the Maryland Symphony and Apollo Orchestra, and Principal Violist with the Piedmont Symphony.  In the summer, Ms. Gordon serves on the faculty of the Shepherd Univerity Summer Strings Camp in Shepherdstown, WV.

Ms. Gordon plays a wide variety of styles from classical to bluegrass and has performed on stage with numerous artists ranging from Joshua Bell and Sarah Chang to Liza Minelli and Celtic Woman. In addition to her traditional symphonic work, Ms. Gordon has been concertmaster for more than 50 music theater, ballet, and opera productions including such favorites as: West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Les Miserables, Don Giovanni, The Nutcracker, and the fiddler in RRPA's production of Bright Star.

Ms. Gordon is passionate about music and is so delighted to be able to work with the incredible students at RRHS again this year!
  • Room: 1819 (map)

    Ms. Gordon's

    Schedule 2020-2021

    Mondays are ASYNCHRONOUS. 

    Students work independently.

    Please contact me if you need help.

    Advisory meets EVERY Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, AND Friday!

     

    Tuesday & Wednesday are A DAY

    A Day Courses

    Advisory: 9:00-9:20 am (Tuesday-Thursday)

    Block 1 -  9:26-10:49 am PLANNING

    Block 2-   10:54-11:54 am BEGINNING GUITAR (293000-001)

      Learning Lab  11:55-12:17 pm

    ------Lunch 12:22-1:07 pm-------

    Block 3 -  1:07-2:07 pm INTERMEDIATE ORCHESTRA (275003-001)/ADVANCED ORCHESTRA (275002-001)

      Learning Lab  2:08-2:30 pm

    Block 4 -  2:35-3:58 pm STUDY HALL

    Thursday & Friday are B DAY

    B Day Courses

    Advisory: 9:00-9:20 am (Tuesday-Thursday)

    Block 5 -  9:26-10:49 am STONE HILL SUPPORT

    Block 6-   10:54-11:54 am BEGINNING ORCHESTRA (275004-001)

      Learning Lab  11:55-12:17 pm

    ------Lunch 12:22-1:07 pm---

    Block 7 -  1:07-2:07 pm ARTIST ORCHESTRA (275001-001)

      Learning Lab  2:08-2:30 pm

    Block 8 -  2:35-3:58 pm PLANNING

  • Courses above are linked to the online learning platforms housed collectively in LCPS's VISION website or Google Classroom. 
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