Beverly Teague received her Bachelor degree in music education (BME) from Auburn University with a concentration in piano under Dr. Julia Morgan, Dr. Livermore and Dr. Tamblin. Graduate courses featured a concentration in early childhood music education. Beverly was part of a team under Dr. Mary Justice of Auburn University's Music Education Department that piloted and edited the music education curricula for Silver Burdett, publisher. She completed Kindermusik's early childhood music certification in 2000. Kindermusik is a method of early childhood education in music and movement that combines the early learning music methods of Carl Orff, Zoltan Kodaly and Suzuki method with early childhood development research. The Kindermusik philosophy is founded on the following fundamental beliefs: every parent is the child's most important teacher; every child is musical; the home is the most important learning environment; and music nurtures a child's cognitive, emotional, social, language, and physical development. In addition to teaching piano in her private studio, Beverly taught with Littlehands Kindermusik group 2000-2005, one of the nation's largest kindermusik businesses with an enrollment of 500 students per semester, www.littlehands.com.
From 1985-1995, Beverly directed and taught summer music camps in Falls Church, Virginia. She wrote the general music curriculum for 1st-6th grade children. Camp classes included general music classes, keyboard classes taught by Beverly, drama, set making and other instruments taught by area music professionals. Each week of music camp ended with a musical production presented by children from the metropolitan Washington area, taught by professional musicians and music teachers from Fairfax, Arlington, Falls Church public school systems and the Potomac and Langley schools.
Beverly taught music and art at the Springwood School in Lanett, Alabama, upon graduation from Auburn. She moved to Texas with her husband, Tim, while he completed his masters and doctorate. During those years, Beverly taught music and art at St. John's Catholic School in Fort Worth, Texas, for six years. In 1985, Beverly and Tim moved to Herndon, Virginia, and she opened Beverly Teague Piano Studio and began teaching private piano lessons. Her studio moved to Waterford,Virginia, in 2005.
Beverly is an active member of The Northern Virginia Music Teacher's Association (NVMTA), www.nvmta.org and Fairfax Loudoun Music Fellowship (FLMF), www.flmf.org. She has participated in FLMF's Piano Ensemble Festival since 1993 and has co-chaired the event since 2000. She also participates in NVMTA's Spring Festival (1991-present). Beverly was harpsichord chairman for FLMF that owns a Richard Kingston baroque reproduction transposing harpsichord. Beverly has taught children of all ages and adults for over two decades.
When she is not teaching, Beverly enjoys spending time with family, riding her horses, studying natural horsemanship, gardening, reading and traveling. She and her husband, Tim, live at Thistle Hill, a 12- acre horse farm in Waterford, Virginia. They have two children, Rebekah Teague Asselin, who is married to Joshua Asselin, and Timothy Teague II.