Madeline Browning received a Bachelor of Music degree with a concentration in Music Therapy from the University of the Pacific in Stockton CA. She earned her teacher certification in Elementary Education (K-8) and Music Education (K-12) from St. Mary’s College in Moraga CA. Madeline further developed her teaching skills at UMass Lowell, where she received Orff Shulwerk Certification for Levels I, II, and III. From 1979-1986 she taught at the Community Music Center of Boston, in the Shrewsbury and Harvard Public Schools and played flute and piccolo in the Central Mass Symphony Orchestra. Madeline was Director of the First Unitarian Church (Worcester) Children’s Choir from 1995 to 2001 and is currently flute accompanist for the church’s Senior Choir. She has been teacher and board member of the Worcester Hills Recorder Society since 1989 and is a founding member of FloraMusica, a recorder ensemble that performs in the Worcester area.
In the fall of 1988, Wendy Ardizzone hired Madeline to teach recorder at the Joy of Music Program, then a fledgling two-year-old program of Music & Movement classes for young children taught by Wendy.