* Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Maryland at College Park
*Soprano, United States Navy Band Sea Chanters. (20 Years )Performances include Carnegie Hall, The White House, Kennedy Center, Boston Pops, numerous nationally televised events
*Developed new music therapy programs for inpatients at the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in both the psychiatric and substance abuse programs.
* Experience working as a music therapist with adults who have cognitive challenges such as dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases as well as accompanying emotional difficulties
*International/regional master classes in vocal repertoire, interpretation and technique.
*Recording and performing artist singing classical, jazz pop, folk, world and early music styles.
*Extensive teaching experience in university and home studio
*Choir director and soloist for many of Washington DC’s major congregations.
In March of 2017 I began working with District Music Academy presenting music therapy sessions in the DC Metro area for older adults in residential facilities, some with cognitive challenges and assisted living residents. I look forward to increasing my work with District Music Academy, www.districtmusicacademy.com
In April 2017 I began teaching at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA. I teach both voice and piano and look forward to the music program expanding in the area. Music instruction is a new venture for the Workhouse and I am excited about being a part of it,
ng specialized care, support, and education for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments, their families, caregivers, and the community (www.insightmcc.org). I am enjoying getting to know the clients and staff and look forward to our continued growth together.
“She is incredibly talented at creating programs that are specific to those needs not only as individuals, but groups as well. She has extensive experience leading stress management and improvisation interventions utilizing a variety of instruments that she plays and instructs others to use as well.”
Jamie L Sousa, CTRS, CYFI II
“… Linda Teasley’s wordless vocal on Luiz Bonfa’s ‘Manha de Carnival’ revives the haunting sound of late-‘60’s European film music.” Larry Nai. Jazziz Magazine.
I just wanted to write and say think you for all the hard work you have put into my lessons. It feels really good to be singing again!
"The music was absolutely amazing and a blessing to each attendee. One friend said... 'I had forgotten how people could sing.' The glorious afternoon was possible because of your time, energy and talent."
-- Viola Noffsinger, St. John's Lutheran Church, Creagerstown, MD