Recorder Lessons

Madeline Browning

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.

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Mary Casey

Mary Casey is a K-12 certified music specialists with a focus on general music and chorus. She recently retired after 30 years from the Auburn Public School system, having taught preschool through grade eight, primarily at the intermediate level. Mrs. Casey is a graduate of Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education as well a Masters plus 30 graduate credits in Fine Arts. In addition to Fine Arts, Mary obtained a Masters of Counseling Psychology from Anna Maria College in 1995, as well as Integration of Arts Across the Curriculum from Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, MA. 

Mrs. Casey has over 20 years experience with private lessons in piano and voice, and excels in working with students individually, as well as in groups and has a background in adaptive music for students with special needs. Casey has a wide variety of teaching skills in areas of choral, recorder, barred instruments, movement to music, piano keyboards, and percussive instruments. Music activities include playing instruments, dancing, ear-training exercises, singing, composing and performing.

Mrs. Casey has directed and produced programs to include seasonal and holiday concerts, all-school interdisciplinary programs, student concert performances at local senior centers, and musical field trips. 

Mrs. Casey resides in Paxton, MA with her husband Bill. They have four children and four granddaughters. Casey’s hobby’s include yoga, swimming, health and fitness.  Mary joined the Joy of Music Faculty in the fall of 2016.

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