Marie Lester
Frederick, MD
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Marie L.

Frederick, MD
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I earned my B.A. in music at Hood College and have spent the last fifteen years teaching general music classes as well as private voice and piano. I am also a preschool teacher in Montgomery County and my strengths lie in working with young children. If you are looking for a beginning piano teacher for your child, I would love to meet you! I use the Alfred series and generally have students work out of the technique, repertoire and theory books. Lessons are designed to be a half hour, and I understand the importance of changing activities frequently and keeping lessons fun and engaging when working with young children.

About Marie L.

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 voice to 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 - intermediate piano and particularly enjoy working with children (I am a preschool teacher by day). 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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Kelly D.
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Marie made our first piano lesson fun and engaging. Her teaching studio is conveniently located and welcoming.

Posted Jan 15, 2020
John F.
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Our son loved his first lesson and Marie managed his energy really well. We can’t wait to go back next week.

Posted Sep 9, 2019
Michael
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Marie is an excellent teacher and very nice. Her studio is private, clean, and easy to get to. My daughter always seems to enjoy her lessons.

Posted Jul 8, 2019
Melissa
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I enjoyed my first lesson. Marie is very warm and friendly!

Posted Apr 12, 2019
Melanie T.
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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!

Posted Oct 24, 2018
Rachel E.
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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!

Posted May 7, 2018
Taylyn N.
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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.

Posted Mar 26, 2018

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Experience

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

Education

Music
Aug 2002 - Jun 2006

Hood College

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Preschool Growth and Development
Jan 2017

Quality Care Learning Center

Member
Jan 2017

NAEYC

Preschool Methods and Materials
Nov 2016

Quality Care Learning Center

CPR
Oct 2016

Red Cross

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