Flutist Charlene Romano has been teaching privately for over 30 years. She currently maintains a small home studio in Winchester, Virginia, for students who are selected by interview. She teaches all levels, from beginners to young professionals, adult amateurs, and competitive students and those seeking admission to top music schools. Ms. Romano is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University, where she has taught Applied Flute, Written Theory, Ear Training, and 20th Century Listening, and coached small ensembles and directed the flute choir.
Romano's performance-based approach to Ear Training is profiled in the new groundbreaking theory pedagogy text, Teaching Music Theory - New Voices and Approaches (Oxford). Romano's case study, “Accommodating Dyslexia in the Ear Training Classroom”, was published in The Routledge Companion to Music Theory Pedagogy in 2019. Ms. Romano has also published several pedagogical articles in Flute Talk, The Flute View, and The Double Reed, and is a sought after clinician and adjudicator.
In addition to collaborating with other conservatory faculty, she performs throughout the Shenandoah Valley, as a chamber musician, soloist, and orchestral performer. She is also a professional service musician at Bethel Lutheran Church in Winchester.
Ms. Romano has served as the Coordinator of the Mid-Atlantic High School Flute Choir, and recently accepted the nomination to serve as Secretary of the National Flute Association. Previously, she served on the faculties of Solano College and Sacramento State University - Community Music Division, and held positions with the California Wind Orchestra, the Camellia Symphony Orchestra, the Solano Symphony, and the North Bay Opera. She also performed with the Sacramento Ballet Orchestra and the San Francisco Concerto Orchestra, among others. She has recorded on the Cantilena label.