Jeanne Crowley received a Bachelor of Music Education and Spanish Education from Ohio State University. She then moved on to a Master of Music Education (Certificate Orff Schullwerk) from George Mason University and Suzuki Flute Teacher Training at SAGWA Institute.

Performance and Teaching Experience

Jeanne was Principal Flute with the National Symphony of Nicaragua from 1977-78 and Assistant Flute/Piccolo with the National Symphony of Costa Rica from 1979-81.

She was Flute/Director of Bands Conservatories of National Symphonies, Music Pedagogy Instructor/Founder Music Lab School of National University in Heredia, Costa Rica, taught General Music, Band, Guitar, Choir at Fairfax County Public Schools from 1988-2018 and ran her own private music studio.

At Levine

Jeanne joined Levine in 2019 as a traditional and suzuki flute instructor.

Teaching Philosophy and Approach

“Students learn the best when they are enjoying playing. I also believe in the importance of music literacy, so I always incorporate reading (readiness) in my instruction.”

Her favorite part about teaching at Levine is “feeling part of a well-established, respected institution.”


Jeanne is a published author/illustrator of two children’s books (pen name Mama Bear Gina). I am currently working on novels for Middle Grade readers, as well as for adults.