Teacher Profile: Judy Wierzbowski

Judy Wierzbowski

Judy Wierzbowski

Instrument(s): Piano, Voice

City: Washington, DC


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About Judy Wierzbowski

Judy Wierzbowski is a Maryland-based Piano and Voice Instructor. As a child, Judy studied piano with Mr. George Hamilton. As a young adult, she took acting, dance, voice, and piano at Essex Community College. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Towson University where Voice was her major, and after college, she studied voice with Pat Stringer.

As an active performer, Judy has been a part of many ensembles -- mostly rock bands and choirs. While at Towson, she sang in Chamber Singers and Choral Society. After college, she sang in The Handel Choir of Baltimore. Her first paid musical job was singing Rock and Top 40 in a band called "Legal Tender." She continued performing with other Top 40 and Popular Music and Standards bands including "Bits 'N' Pieces" and "Magic."

Judy's experience in teaching private piano and voice lessons started at The Academy of Fine Arts. Also, she has over 30 years experience teaching music to children at school. Judy started out at Saint Thomas More School teaching first through eighth grade students. Then, she taught in Prince Georges County elementary schools for 7 years. Finally, she ended up in Anne Arundel County Public Schools. She began her middle school instruction at Magothy River Middle and then at Arundel Middle School. Her classes at this level were General Music and Chorus. Eventually, she transferred back into elementary school at Glen Burnie Park. While there for 18 years, she received many accolades for her Chorus Concerts.

Judy believes that all students can learn if they are engaged and she earns their trust. This philosophy means connecting with students at their skill levels and musical preferences. She wants her students to love learning about Music as a powerful art form, a means of expression, and a language all its own.

In addition to Music, Judy has a great love of animals. In addition to enjoying her own pets, she feeds homeless cats around her neighborhood. One of her favorite past-times is gardening, which allows her to enjoy being busy outside. There is such a great feeling of accomplishment when you see your yard transformed!

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