March 6, 2014
Marie has taken a frog and turned him into a prince.
I didn't think I could sing,well I was wrong.
I could not have chosen a better teacher for me,than Marie.b
November 26, 2013
Marie-France is a wonderful instructor!
I am pleased to have the opportunity to write a review for Marie-France. Marie-France has been a positive influence in our daughter's passion to pursue singing. Through Marie-France, our daughter has gained much confidence and has found her "voice". Marie-France is a fantastic teacher! We find her to be reliable, an inspiration to our daughter and encouraging as a teacher.
November 19, 2013
Really Wonderful Teacher
I have always been shy and apprehensive about singing in front of other people, but Marie really makes me feel comfortable and relaxed at every lesson. She has a way of bringing out the positive in every situation and gives attainable goals which makes learning singing really fun and interesting. She also really puts the effort into getting to know you, your musical background, style and tastes so every lesson feels tailored specifically to you. One of the best teachers I've ever had.
Highly recommended A++
November 14, 2013
Very special and amazing teacher!! So glad I chose her!
Marie-france is such a professional teacher and she understands how to listen to my voice and know exactly what I need to practice to become better. She also makes the lessons fun, and if she gives you criticism it is only to make you better. You should never take it as discouragement. I enjoy every minute with Marie! I highly recommend her.
November 13, 2013
Marie-France believes in her students.
From the first time I met Marie-France for singing lessons, she has listened and cared about the student and the voice. She is patient and flexible. She makes sure the homework is not over-loaded, but the rigor is still in contact. Marie checks in with her students to see the progress. She has the best encouragement and the best advice. She sets goals for her students and makes sure her students enjoy the work they are doing. Without Marie, I don't think I could have the courage or potential to perform as well as I do. I thank her so much, and look forward to making music every lesson!
November 11, 2013
"Awesome teacher"... and I am not just saying that because I''m her husband!....
Marie-France is a dedicated and caring teacher who focuses on every student as an individual who learns in his or her own particular way. I know how much time she spends outside of the actual lesson time thinking about and preparing the next challenge for each of her students â¦ because I am married to her.
We first met in a theater project on the west coast and I was so impressed with the way she worked as both an actress and director. Her communication skills are extraordinary and her singing and acting skills likewise. She is gifted in being able to find a studentâs strengths and then build on them, and I have witnessed the amazing growth in people. Marie-France finds great joy in seeing others grow and develop both their talents and self-confidence which so often go hand in hand.
November 2, 2013
Ms. Marie is a great teacher. I highly recommend her.
Ms. Marie is really good at teaching me how to play the piano. I was a little nervous at my first few lessons, but she made me feel very comfortable. She is always very patient and makes the lessons fun. I really like the pace she goes at. She knows when I am ready for new and more complicated chords, scales or pieces. She is a great teacher. If you want to play the piano, take lessons with her.
November 2, 2013
Finally found a real musical-performance teacher for my daughter!
After spending four years trying different music teachers who had more interest in their own style of singing, finding Marie-France is is a gift. Marie-France is an amazing teacher. She connects with my daughter and is truly interested in teaching to her strengths. My daughter had an instant connection with her.
As a mother and an elementary school teacher, I knew she understood my child immediately. Marie-France is a holistic teacher who is willing to change styles without hesitation to find what works best for my daughter.
Coming from a performing and creative arts family, I love that Marie-France's show business background and her no-nonsense teaching style, is just what we needed in a teacher.
More importantly, my daughter listens to her advice and her singing has improved immeasurably. The trip is a bit of a distance for us, but totally worth every mile.
February 16, 2013
Excellent Dedicated Teacher.
Marie-France is an excellent teacher. Very patient in explaining the lesson and very professional. She is excellent in teaching special need kids.
I recommend her for her talent and dedication for music.
February 13, 2013
An intuitive teacher who tailors lessons to your individual capacity.
Marie-France's gift of communication translates into a learning experience that transcends the typical learning by rote or standard fare lesson plan. She combines her vast technical skill and knowedge with an uncanny ablity to "read" her students learning mode which results in a lot of "ah-ha" moments. I am not a child, I am a 56 year old woman who thought she could never learn music..well in a matter of two lessons I learned chords, octaves, and a couple of songs. I am not trying to land a gig at Carnegie Hall..just trying to enhance my singing experience....but after three lessons I decided to invest in a more sophisticated digital piano and go for it. Music lessons with Marie-France go beyond simply learning how to play piano or sing as wonderful as that can be; because Marie's approach nurtures the whole person her lessons will enhance life in many other spheres. I guess it is obvious that I heartily recommend her as a teacher, especially if you have had teachers who intimidated you in the past, there will be none of that with Marie because she loves to bring out the best in her students.