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Ms. Emily Phaneuf

About: I've been teaching at Washington Elementary since 2019 and I am excited to be a member of this outstanding community. I started playing the violin at age four in Greenville, NC. I took private violin lessons with Joanne Bath, in relationship with East Carolina University and went on to major in violin at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. I currently play with the Raleigh Symphony and this is my tenth year playing with them. Because we never stop learning, I continue to play with professional ensembles during the year. I previously taught at a middle school in Wake County and also in Pitt County where I helped to rebuild the strings program in every elementary school in Pitt County. I LOVE orchestra and teaching others to love the gift of music. When I'm not teaching at Washington, I teach at Meredith College and enjoy spending time with my husband and family!

Alumni: Meredith College

Favorite Quote: "If love is deep, much can be accomplished." -Shinichi Suzuki

Favorite Children's Book: Nancy Drew

Gifts & Talents: Teaching music to others, offering a helping hand, putting together puzzles