Camp Levine VA Campus: Falls Church Teacher Bios

VA Campus: Falls Church Teacher Bios

Paul Bratcher

Site Director, VA Falls Church Campus

Paul Bratcher, a native of Harrisburg Pennsylvania began playing piano at age 11. He developed a love for jazz while playing in the jazz band at Bishop McDevitt High School. After high school Paul continued his education at Messiah College where he achieved a B.S. in Music Education. During his time there he had opportunities to study and play with Tim Warfield, Bruce Barth and Cyrus Chestnut. After completing his undergraduate degree he went on to pursue an M.M. in Jazz Studies from Michigan State University, where he studied under Reggie Thomas. During his time there he played with such masters as Rodney Whitaker, Jeff Tain Watts, Etienne Charles, Randy Guilespie, Diego Rivera, Michael Dease, Wes ‘Warm Daddy’ Anderson and Branford Marsalis. Since graduation Paul toured both nationally and internationally. Playing in various countries like South Africa, Canada, Uruguay, Namibia, Botswana, Jordan, Egypt, and Indonesia. Paul is currently Associate Chare of Piano at the Levine Music in Washington D.C. and Director of Jazz Studies at Georgetown University

Claire Cunningham

Assistant to the Site Director, VA Falls Church Campus

Claire is an enthusiastic music educator in training. She is in the process of completing undergraduate degrees in both music education and saxophone performance. Claire loves to share music making with her community and is looking forward to spending her summer with Camp Levine.

Allyson Walker

Before Care and Games & Sports Teacher Session I, Piano Teacher Session II - VA Falls Church

Allyson Walker has been helping children create magical summer memories at Camp Levine since 2017. She has worked as a Before and After Care, Sports & Games, and Piano Focus Instrument teacher. Ms. Allyson has taught piano in Northern Virginia for many years and studied piano with professors at Oberlin College.

Dawoon Jung

Piano Teacher Session I - VA Falls Church

Dawoon received her MM in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. Before that, she completed her undergraduate studies in piano performance at Boston Conservatory. Dawoon has enjoyed a flourishing musical career through solo recitals, chamber recitals, competitions, workshops, festivals, and accompaniments throughout the United States. During her undergraduate studies, Dawoon also served as a chorus accompanist where she gained a wealth of experience in different music genres. Dawoon joined our piano faculty in 2022.

Mary Crumrine

PreK/K Teacher Session I - VA Falls Church

This is Mary Crumrine’s seventh summer teaching for Camp Levine. During the school year she is an elementary general music teacher with Fairfax County Public Schools and teaches preschool through 6th grade music classes. She also plays flute with the Columbia Flute Choir. Mary holds degrees in music education from the University of South Carolina (BM) and Temple University (MM). In her spare time she enjoys gardening, playing with her cat Banjo, and spending time with family and friends.

Samuel Hall

PreK/K Teacher Session II - VA Falls Church

Sam has been teaching violin and fiddle at Levine since 2017. Summer camps are one of his favorite parts of Levine! Sam cannot wait to share his love of music and song with his campers this year. When not at Levine Sam enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, photography and building Lego.

Hyunji Lee

Violin Teacher - Session I & II - VA Falls Church

After earning her B.M. and M.M. in Violin Performance, Hyunji completed Violin and Viola Pedagogy Studies with Rebecca Henry and attended the Aspen Music Festival. She has performed throughout the D.C. region in several chamber concerts, appearing with the Annapolis and Alexandria Symphonies. Hyunji has been on the Levine Faculty since Spring 2015 where she teaches violin. She believes every student, child, or adult, has the potential to learn a musical instrument. She molds her lessons around this belief and provides a thorough and detailed approach to help each person obtain their highest potential.”

Douglas Rogers

Guitar, Break & Snack Teacher - Session I & II - VA Falls Church

Douglas received his B.M. in Guitar Performance, M.M. in Guitar Performance & Pedagogy and completed training in Suzuki Guitar. As a frequent performer across the Mid-Atlantic, Douglas has been a featured guest performer on WHRO’s Silver Moonbeams. He has been lending his time and talents to charity for over a decade now, by performing at a benefit recital for the remote regions of Haiti. Douglas also teaches at the Alexandria Suzuki Guitar Institute. At Levine Douglas has been on the Levine faculty since 2004 where he teaches guitar, Suzuki guitar and group Suzuki guitar classes.

Web Grant

Percussion Teacher - Session I & II - VA Falls Church

Web Grant is a classically trained percussionist, jazz being his favorite venueHe performed with Charlie Byrd, Marc Copland, Clint Holmes, the United States Army Blues, and the Richmond Symphony. This is Web’s 19th year at Levine Summer Camp. He enjoys sharing his love of percussion with the campers! 

Stephen Omlesky

Art Teacher - Session I - VA Falls Church

Mr. Omelsky holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland. He holds a state teaching certification from Towson University. He taught art and music plus at Camp Levine in the summer of 2023. He currently teaches in Montgomery County Maryland as a general music teacher. He was a trombonist with the Columbia Orchestra, and Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic. In his free time, Mr. Omelsky likes ride his bike, and spend time with his family and friends.

Maya Cooper

Art Teacher - Session II - VA Falls Church

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.

Thomas Murley

Music+ Teacher - Session I - VA Falls Church

I have taught elementary music for 15 years in New York, New Orleans and Northern Virginia. I have a BA from Stanford University and MA from Teachers College Columbia. In my music room, students understand through experience how to create an environment where everyone thrives. Our success as an ensemble, whether measured by accurate notes or palpable joy, depends on each and every member’s sense of belonging and self-expression.

Audrey Fauvel

Vocal/Choral & Aftercare Teacher - Session I - VA Falls Church

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!

Emma Kaiven

Drama Teacher - Session I & II - VA Falls Church

Emma is so thrilled to be working her first summer at Camp Levine! She is a recent graduate from the Catholic University of America where she received her Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre. She has also studied abroad and earned a Certificate of Professional Development in Acting from the Institute of the Arts of Barcelona. She made her professional debut last summer in The Media Theatre’s production of Tarzan. Throughout her college career she has played roles such as Catherine in Pippin, Paulina in The Winter’s Tale, and Horatio in Hamlet. She believes theatre should be used to help children find their voice and build their self esteem. She strives to create a learning environment where children feel safe and to give them the confidence to try something new.

Nya Carter

Dance Teacher Session I, Dance and Games & Sports Teacher Session II - VA Falls Church

 

 

Jonathan Andert

Music+ and Vocal/Choral Teacher Session II - VA Falls Church

Jonathan Andert is excited to be returning for his fifth summer at Camp Levine, teaching Music+ and Vocal/Choral! Jonathan has been the general music teacher and choral director at Terraset Elementary School (Fairfax County Public Schools) in Reston for the past fifteen years. He has been teaching music to children for nearly twenty years. Hailing from the great state of Michigan, he received his undergraduate degree in Music Education at Western Michigan University, where he also studied trumpet. Jonathan received his Masters of Music Education Degree (Elementary Track) at George Mason University. He is an Orff-Schulwerk certified teacher having completed all levels of Orff-Schulwerk training, as well as several supplemental classes. In Jonathan’s classes, students sing, play, move and create together in a safe, engaging and welcoming environment.