Piano, Voice and Flute Instructor
Ceste Stanly has a B.S. in Music Education from Bryan College & an M.A. in Music Education-Kodaly from James Madison University. Miss Stanly has taught music to students for 17 years. She teaches piano, voice, and flute to students from ages 7-75, including students with special needs. She loves seeking to discover the unique learning pathway for every individual student and tailoring lessons specifically to grow and enhance foundations that other teachers have already built. She has a number of students who compose their own original material and encourage others in that capacity as well. Currently she is the K-8 general music teacher at St. Angela Merici School and the chorus director for the Rocky River Community Chorus. She has sung shape note music with the Potomac River Sacred Harp Singers. She previously played in the Three Rivers Dulcimer Society in Tri-cities, WA, sang with Choralis, The Washington Kantorei, Arundel Vocal Arts Society, Fine Arts Chorale of Kansas City, & The Kings Park Concert Band. She has sung at DAR Constitution Hall with the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters and played flute at the Capitol with the United States Navy Band. She helped develop the music curriculum and train the music teacher at St. Stephens Academy in Beaverton, OR. She has taught music in every setting imaginable from Christian schools to public schools to home-school co-ops to summer camps to adult church choirs and children’s church choirs.