General/Choral Music

  Megan Groth- Full Time General Music Teacher

Mrs. Groth has been teaching in Montgomery County for three years and is thrilled to be joining the Beall community for the 2017-18 school year! Mrs. Groth earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Education at the University of Delaware, where she focused on Vocal/Choral music. Mrs. Groth has experience teaching early childhood through high school aged students, but has found a passion for elementary music.  Mrs. Groth is an elementary music curriculum writer for MCPS and enjoys finding engaging ways to develop students’ musicality and creativity. Mrs. Groth is still an active singer and performs regularly in Washington, DC with the Thomas Circle Singers.  

Mrs. Groth's Webpage


 Ms. Davis - Part Time General Music Teacher  

Carol Davis is a 19 year veteran of Montgomery County Public Schools and is also the general music teacher and choral director at Ritchie Park Elementary. She holds Music Education degrees from University of Maryland, College Park (2000), where she studied voice with Regina McConnell, and from the University of Missouri, Columbia (2007). Children’s choirs, under her direction, have been featured on National Public Radio’s Voice of America program and at the Strathmore Center for the Arts as part of the “State of the Schools” events and as special guests of renowned saxophonist Dave Koz. In 2009, she was named a Yale Distinguished Music Educator and was a 2014 nominee for the Marian Greenblatt Veteran Teacher Award. She lives in Rockville, MD, is married, and has two children. She is so excited to share her joy of music with the Beall community this year!

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Instrumental Music

KanowithJill Kanowith - Instrumental Music Teacher

Mrs. Kanowith has been teaching in MCPS for 15 years, and has been at Beall for all of them!  Mrs. Kanowith is originally from Michigan.  She has a Bachelor’s (University of Michigan) and Master’s (Peabody Conservatory) in Flute Performance.  Before she started teacher, she was a professional flute player and has performed with many different orchestras from around the United States.  Mrs. Kanowith takes great pride in giving her young students a good start on their path to becoming great musicians and loves to see their progress and growth on their instruments.  She lives in Ellicott City with her husband, and two sons, who both play violin and piano. 

Students in grades 4 and 5 have the opportunity to study instrumental music.  Students meet with Mrs. Kanowith once a week for a 30 minute lesson and perform in the winter and the spring.

Mrs. Kanowith's Web Page

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