Marie Lester

Marie L.

Frederick, MD

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Marie delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 5+ and males 5 to 30

Teaching since:

I earned my B.A. in music from Hood College and have been teaching private voice/piano lessons and general music in schools for the past fifteen years. I sang opera professionally in my twenties and early thirties, and have taught both the young beginner who just likes to sing for fun and the serious musician preparing for a career in music. I also teach beginning piano and particularly enjoy working with children (I am a preschool teacher by day). If your child is interested in learning to play the piano, this is a great first step; thanks to my background in working with young children, I understand how to pace a lesson to keep a young child interested in sitting still on a piano bench for thirty minutes straight ;)

If you are interested in piano lessons, please have either a real piano or weighted keyboard at home for practice. You will also need to purchase a few music books (about $5 each). Voice students will need to purchase song books ($15-20) after we meet and I get a feel for the student’s range and what type of repertoire we should work on.

Note: for VOICE LESSONS ONLY I only teach female students.

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Pre-K Teacher
Aug 2015 - Present
Georgetown Hill Early Learning School

Music Teacher
Aug 2008 - Jun 2015
Trinity School of Frederick

Voice Teacher
Aug 2005 - Aug 2008
Hood College (Preparatory Division)

Voice and Piano Teacher
Jan 2003 - Jun 2008
Mid-Maryland Performing Arts Center


Aug 2002 - Jun 2006
Hood College


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Preschool Growth and Development
Jan 2017
Quality Care Learning Center

Jan 2017

Preschool Methods and Materials
Nov 2016
Quality Care Learning Center

Oct 2016
Red Cross

Photos & Videos

Marie Lester

Me at work (preschool) with my co-teacher celebrating Red Nose Day!

From a concert I sang on at Hood College in July 2017 for their summer concert series.


3 Reviews

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Melanie T. Oct 24, 2018
Piano · In studio

Marie has been absolutely wonderful with my 8 year old daughter. My daughter has tried taking piano lessons before and hated going. Marie has completely changed her attitude about piano; my daughter has progressed quickly in the last year and even enjoys practicing. I couldn't recommend a better piano teacher!

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Rachel E. May 7, 2018
Singing · In studio

Marie made me feel comfortable and was interested in hearing what kind of music I liked as a singer. I really enjoyed my first lesson!

Taylyn N. Mar 26, 2018
Piano · In studio

I went to my first lesson today and Ms. Marie gave a warm welcome. She was very kind even if when I stuttered and made some mistakes here and there.

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