Our Director



Mrs. Newton holds a Bachelor of Music Education (BME) from Georgia State University. She currently performs with the Georgia Philharmonic Orchestra in Alpharetta on viola and bassoon.

Mrs. Newton has been teaching various woodwinds and strings for eight years. She has taught clinics and private lessons at the elementary, middle and high school levels in both orchestra and concert band as well as marching band.  Under her instruction, the Daniell Orchestras have received straight superior ratings on level III (7th) and IV (8th) at GMEA Large Group Performance Evaluation each year.  In 2016, the orchestra performed at the Governor’s Mansion as well as performed a musical piece of Indian heritage written just for Daniell by the famous composer Doug Spata.  In 2017, Mr. Christopher Rex, principal cellist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra visited the orchestra and performed a master class on the cello for the students.  The orchestra continues to grow with over 300 members and counting.

Having grown up in Roswell, GA, she is an alumni of the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony on bass clarinet, Georgia Allstate Orchestra on violin, and four years of the Fulton County Honor Orchestra and Honor Band on violin and bass clarinet. She has also performed internationally in Asia and at the GMEA clinic in Savannah, Georgia and Midwest Clinic in Chicago, Illinois.

Mrs. Newton lives in Woodstock with her husband, Fraser.  In her free time, she enjoys writing novels and making art.  Mrs.Newton is also the co-founder of the Daniell MS Anime Club.

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