Camp Levine MD Campus: Strathmore Teacher Bios

MD Campus: Strathmore Teacher & Staff Bios

Jason McFeators

Site Director, MD Strathmore Campus

Jason McFeaters has been working with Levine Music for over 20 years, and is thrilled to returning as Strathmore Site Director. He is a member of the the Levine saxophone faculty, and studied at the Peabody Conservatory of Music and the University of Michigan. He regularly performs with the Capital Wind Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony and the District Sax Quartet. Jason is also the choir director and department chair at North Bethesda Middle School in MCPS.

Eli Rethy

Assistant to the Site Director, MD Strathmore Campus

Eli is a rising sophomore at Cornell University majoring in music and economics. He has played the guitar for 13 years and trumpet for 8 years. In his free time, Eli enjoys watching Tottenham Hotspur matches, playing tennis, baking bread, and spending time with friends and family.

Laressa Winters

Teen Apprentice Coordinator, MD Strathmore Campus

Born and raised in Columbia, Maryland, Laressa Winters is a classical musician and arts administrator passionate about bringing the arts to diverse audiences. Laressa recently graduated from Oberlin Conservatory with a Bachelor of Music in Bassoon Performance. Along with performing with various orchestras on the East Coast, Laressa recently completed a Community Engagement Internship with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center. In the fall, she will begin her graduate studies at the Yale School of Music, where she intends to better her craft and contribute to the vibrant arts community in New Haven, Connecticut. In her free time, Laressa likes to spend time outdoors, learning Spanish, and cooking.

Barbara Gesumaria

PreK/K Teacher - Session 1 & II - Strathmore MD

I was a Montgomery County School General Music Teacher for Elementary School for 39 years. I have been a Pre K/K teacher at Levine school for 14 years. I have a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from University of Maryland College Park and a Masters Equivalent through MCPS. I am thrilled to be returning for another summer at Levine School.

Cierra Grace

PreK/K Teacher - Session II - Strathmore MD

With 14 years of teaching elementary school music under her belt, Cierra has been a faculty member in Levine’s First Music Department since 2017 and with camp since 2019. When she isn’t singing, playing and creating music with young children, she enjoys shopping, cooking and crocheting.

Helen Ahn

Flute Teacher - Session II - Strathmore MD

Mrs. Helen Ahn is a full-time instrumental music teacher in MCPS and the founder of the Moco Music School. She has gained significant experience leading various programs such as master classes, outreach initiatives, chamber music ensembles, solo and ensemble festivals, and music competitions. As an enthusiastic educator, Mrs. Ahn has also served as a global lecturer and taught at prestigious institutions such as Asia Pacific International School, Hanyang University, and Chung Ang University in Seoul. In addition, she is a certified K-12 music teacher who instructs over 300 musicians at Montgomery County Public Schools and Levine School Summer Camp. Mrs. Ahn earned her bachelor’s degree in flute performance from the distinguished Eastman School of Music in New York and a master’s degree in music education and performance from Northwestern University and Peabody Conservatory of the John’s Hopkins University. Her private music studio located in the Montgomery County area is home to an incredibly talented and gifted group of students.

Allyson Ger

Art Teacher Session I, Dance Teacher Session II - Strathmore MD

I am so excited to be back at Levine! I am a multidisciplinary artist, musician, performer and now a creative life coach who has taught all ages and populations. Empowering others and facilitating the collaborative process along with open, creative expression is most important to me when working with Levine students. 

Alfreda Davis

Dance Teacher - Session I - Strathmore MD

Alfreda is a teaching artist with a background in dance and theatre arts. She is a choreographer, dance instructor and director. Her mission is provide a safe and creative space for young people to enjoy and thrive through arts education.

Jade Russo

Games/Sports, Snack & Break, After care Teacher - Session I & II - Strathmore MD

Hi! My name is Jade, I use they/them pronouns, and this is my 7th year working with children. During the school year, I am the assistant director of a childcare center, but I used to be an elementary school general music teacher! My first instrument was saxophone, but now I mostly sing and play piano. I love Nintendo video games like Pokémon and The Legend of Zelda, and I also enjoy writing and being outside in nature. I am excited to be joining the Camp Levine team for the first time this summer! 

Paula Zabel

Music+ Teacher - Session I - Strathmore MD

Ms. Paula Zabel is so glad to be returning to Camp Levine! She has degrees from Macalester College and Westminster Choir College and has worked for Montgomery County Public Schools for many years now. She enjoys ballroom dancing, biking, gardening, but above all, she loves working with music students!

Junghee Son

Piano Teacher - Session II - Strathmore MD

Junghee is currently pursuing her D.M.A. in piano pedagogy at The Catholic University of America. With over 20 years of teaching experience, she has worked with students of all ages and levels. Junghee holds multiple degrees, including a bachelor’s and master’s in music therapy and a bachelor’s in Piano Performance. She is certified in Kodaly education and has a Kindermusik license. Passionate about incorporating students’ musical interests into their goals, Junghee helps them develop their piano and musical skills. Her students have achieved success in piano guilds, competitions, and examinations like RCM. Junghee strives to nurture each student’s potential and tailor lessons to their unique personalities and needs. 

Rebecca Edminston

BeforeCare & Piano Teacher - Session I - Strathmore MD

Rebecca Edmiston is a piano instructor dedicated to pedagogy, collaboration, and community engagement. She is currently working on a Doctor of Music degree in Collaborative Piano at Florida State University. A committed educator, she maintains a private piano studio in Tallahassee, FL during the academic year and she is actively involved with Music Teachers National Association. Last summer, she was a PreK teacher at Camp Levine. As a collaborative pianist, she has recently worked at Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan and Music on Site, Inc. in Kansas.

Annabelle Berthome- Reynolds

Violin Teacher - Session I - Strathmore MD

Emma Parker

Art Teacher - Session II - Strathmore MD

I am an elementary art teacher in MCPS. I have a BFA in Sculpture and Expanded Media and a MAT in Elementary Education. My goal this summer is to support the development of campers creative confidence, artistic identity, and critical thinking and problem solving skills. I plan to accomplish this through a variety of material processes and techniques and providing opportunities for student choice.

Marbelly Davila

Guitar Teacher - Session II - Strathmore MD

Venezuelan guitarist Marbelly Davila found her music inspiration and motivation early, playing any guitar-like instrument available to her like the Venezuelan cuatro and the mandolin. Growing up in a country with a rich musical culture, and listening to many great guitarists, she was quickly propelled toward the realm of classical guitar. Singing has always been an important part of Mrs. Davila’s musical journey as well as collaborating with other musicians, frequently acting as accompanist for choirs on guitar, lute, mandolin or cuatro. Mrs. Davila has performed in numerous guitar ensembles and in orchestras. Recently, she played in the Virtual Guitar Orchestra, where she had the pleasure of performing with one of her guitar idols, Mr. Pepe Romero. Excited by the aspects of teaching, Mrs. Davila has actively participated in the Early Music Education Seminar and Professors Development Workshops at Simón Bolívar University in Venezuela. In the United States, she participated in “Singing circles,” at the New England Conservatory, which focused on the Kodály methodology, and in the Dalcroze Summer Institute at the Longy School of Music. She holds a Bachelor of Music from Peabody Conservatory and a Master of Music from the Catholic University of America. In her free time Mrs. Davila loves playing duets and trios with her children and riding the bicycle.

Lauren Weaver

Cello Teacher - Session II - Strathmore MD

Francisco Garcia Revert

Music+ Teacher - Session II - Strathmore MD

Fran Revert is a distinguished music educator, composer, pianist, and producer with over 20 years of experience, known for integrating culture and technology into music education. His work spans developing comprehensive music curriculums for all levels and composing and producing music for the animated film “Condorito, The Movie,” which saw significant success in Latin America. His involvement in children’s music, including projects that have earned him a Latin Grammy nomination, showcases his versatility and creativity. Fran’s educational album, “Olé & Play!,” has been praised for its innovative approach to combining music education with entertainment. With a rich educational background from the University of Chichester and Berklee College of Music, Fran excels in music theory, composition, and performance. Based in Gaithersburg, MD, he continues to inspire through his dedication to music education and his significant contributions to the music industry, making a lasting impact on students and audiences alike.

Maya Cooper

Vocal/Choral Teacher - Session I - Strathmore MD

Maya Cooper graduated with high distinction from the Eastman School of Music with a BM in Music Education. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting at Westminster Choir College. Maya is primarily a pianist and vocalist, but also plays several other instruments such as guitar and ukulele. She has been working with Camp Levine since 2023, and is very excited to share her love and passion of the arts with young students.

Audrey Fauvel

Vocal/Choral Teacher - Session II - Strathmore MD

My name is Audrey Fauvel, and I am currently a graduate student at Radford University studying Music Therapy after graduating from VCU with a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Music. Music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, and I love sharing the joy of learning music with others! My classroom motto is “Be Safe, Be Respectful, and Have Fun”! I’m excited to be working with Camp Levine for the summer; let’s put on a great show!