Mary Ann Graham

Mary Ann G.

Pasadena, CA

About Mary Ann G.

Background check: Last verified 11/10/2015
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Mary Ann teaches: Ages 6 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: August 1993
Last sign in: Within two months


I have been teaching for over 20 years. I am a singer-songwriter-guitarist and performer. A native born Southern Californian, her life focus has always been music, from her beginnings as a little girl in the church choir to playing guitar in her first all girl band by age 12. She received her formal vocal training with Pollyanne Baxter at Cal State Los Angeles, where she received her BA in Music. Over the years she has performed her original music in coffee houses, and other venues. When she is not busy teaching, she is working on song-writing and recording.

CD. Her influences included, The Beatles, Eric Clapton, Sarah McLaughlan, Eva Cassidy, Jane Monet, Green Day, and Led Zeppelin.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have been teaching for a long time now and enjoy working with people. I structure the lessons to fit my student's needs and interests. Everyone learns differently and I like to make the lessons enjoyable while developing a solid foundation. I teach note-reading and incorporate music that the student wants to play or sing. I am very patient and teach all levels and ages.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Keyboard, Computer, Guitar, Uke, Amplifier, Microphone, Guitar and more. Everything you need to get started.

*** Specialties ***
Singing Lessons: Everyone can sing!!! I will help you develop your technique and expand your range, pitch and confidence! You will have a fun time learning about your instrument. I teach Blues, Jazz, Rock, Country, Musical Theater, and Pop styles, even though I am Classically trained. The technique will crossover into all styles.

Song-writing: I will be happy to help you structure and develop your art. It's story telling at it's finest.

Guitar: Have fun learning songs you like and get a great foundation too. I teach finger picking, tab, theory, scales, note-reading along with music you like.

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Aug 2005 - Present
Private Music Studio

Teacher, Retail Store, Sales, Instrument & Equipment Repair and Service, Instrument Rentals.


Jan 1985 - Apr 1991
Old Town Music

Managed store!


BA Music

Sep 1984 - Jun 1988

AA Music

Sep 1981 - Jun 1983

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


High Achievement Music Award

May 1983


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Aug 1989

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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14 Reviews on Mary Ann G.

Maria G. Jul 6, 2016
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
I have already noticed an improvement in my daughter's singing after just a few lessons! Mary Ann is very friendly and talented!
Irene Jan 5, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
My favorite thing about working with Mary Ann is that she wants to teach me to play songs I love!
Rick J. Sep 4, 2015
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Mary Ann was very good. She put me at ease and gave very good instruction to a rank beginner. I'm looking forward to my lessons with her.
Alan S. Aug 10, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
She is kind and patient with me. I enjoy learning the songs that I pick and she works hard to teach me.
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Forrest Jul 8, 2015
Music Performance · In studio
Where to begin? Mary Ann Graham is a top-notch singer-songerwriter, guitarist, and performer. Her expertise at what she does creatively as well as onstage is translated through her teaching. She is always prepared to give her students the best learning experience than they can receive, each according to their unique individual levels. Mary Ann is a top-notch, high-caliber music instructor, artist, and performer.
Amie Jul 8, 2015
Singing · In studio
I took voice lessons from Mary Ann at Groovin' On Music from 2007-2009, and they were worth every penny. I was a background singer in a worship team at church and I was shy to sing lead because I didn't know how to sing vibrato or navigate the falsetto break in my range. I had always wanted to take lessons as a kid but never was able to until adulthood. I was a bit nervous when I first came in, but Mary Ann put me at ease. She is a beautiful spirit who inspired me, challenged me, and made me laugh. She is not only amazingly talented and experienced, but she genuinely loves people and makes the lessons an enjoyable experience. Mary Ann definitely took my voice to the next level. Many people have commented on the difference in my voice and my confidence level before and after the lessons. I now sing lead, am at home with my vibrato and know how to use all the notes in my range. I would absolutely recommend Mary Ann as a voice coach for people of all ages!
Autumn Jul 7, 2015
Music Performance · In studio
Maryann Graham is the best teacher and best friend I can possibly have! 😍😍 I highly recommend her to anyone. She's super sweet and is a great teacher and helper. I've known her for 10 years. I absolutely love her. She's my teacher and bestie.
Phil Jul 7, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Mary Ann is an unassuming personable teacher. She is very quick to access your abilities to determine a basis on which to start your learning. Structured but fun and very effective. I learned to read music in 4 lessons. I recommend her 100% if you want to reach your goals….

Phil Morrison
Rhiannon Jul 7, 2015
Singing · In studio
Mary Ann is very thorough and thoughtful with her teaching. She pushes when needed and gives warm encouragement when the student feels incapable or has hit a block. She is very talented and has much experience to use as a teacher. I highly recommend her if you wish to excel.
ROBERT Jul 7, 2015
Guitar · In studio
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