Carolyn Peterson grew up in Avon, Connecticut and began taking piano lessons in kindergarten. She continued with piano lessons all the way through her senior year of high school. In fifth grade, Carolyn began studying the flute and started playing the piccolo in sixth grade. She continued to study the flute at Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, while pursuing a major in English with a minor in music. Carolyn also plays the alto flute. Carolyn moved to Boston to attend graduate school at Simmons College, where she earned both an M.A.T. in secondary education and an M.S.Ed. in moderate disabilities 5-12.
Over the years, Carolyn has participated in orchestras, concert bands, chamber music, honor bands, and flute choirs, playing a principal role in many of them. Carolyn performed Cecile Chaminade’s Concertino with her high school band in 2003. Carolyn received a talent-based scholarship for flute at Wittenberg University. Carolyn was selected to represent Wittenberg University on flute and piccolo at the 2007 Ohio Private College Conductor’s Association Honor Band in Ashland, Ohio. She also auditioned for and was selected to play bass flute in the 2007 National Flute Association Professional Flute Choir. Carolyn plays with the Colleges of the Fenway Orchestra, currently as the alto flutist.
Carolyn enjoys collaborating with musicians and currently plays in a flute and piano duo and in a flute duet. Carolyn is a certified English teacher and special education teacher in Massachusetts. She also holds a Sheltered English Immersion Endorsement. She has taught both English and special education-moderate disabilities at the middle school level.
Carolyn truly enjoys sharing her passion for music and teaching with her students. She keeps her lessons fun and focused while concentrating on key skills such as reading music, proper technique, and music theory.