Mary DiCamillo

Mary D.

Trabuco Canyon, CA
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Mary delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 1984

My name is Mary and I have been teaching piano, voice, violin, and music theory for more than 35 years. I have an undergraduate degree in music, a masters degree in special education, and a doctoral degree in education. I am a professional musical director and have directed over 50 shows.  I am also a music therapist and I have special skills in teaching instruments to children with special needs. I love working with kids! Musical theater is my specialty and if you are a singer I can help you belt your way to Broadway!

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach lessons in my home studio, at your home, and online. Every 3 months I host a student recital at my home studio. Students may choose to play a solo, duet, or be in a small group number with other students. I offer a fun, no-stress approach to learning music!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Grand piano, violin, computer, keyboard, 1/4 violin for young children

*** Specialties ***
Piano, Voice, Violin, Music Theory

For piano I specialize in working with young children- Music for Little Mozarts (ages 4-6), Prep Course (ages 5-7) and Older beginners (ages 8 and up). I also teach intermediate to early advanced level classical piano.

Violin- I teach Suzuki Method (beginners through Book 7) to students age 5 and up. I also teach intermediate and early advanced classical styles.

Voice- I offer Music Theater Vocal training, audition prep, acting in song, monologue coaching, preparation for high school and college auditions, contemporary and pop singing styles.

Music Theory-Beginners through AP Music Theory class level, keyboard skills are also taught in conjunction with music theory instruction.

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Experience

Music Therapist
Jan 2001 - Present
Sound Birthing Music

Provides music therapy services for babies and families; provides continuing education training for music therapists and birth professionals.

Music Teacher
Sep 1996 - Present
Dove Canyon Music Lessons

Education

Doctor of Education
Sep 1995 - Dec 1999
Pepperdine University
Masters Degree in Special Education
May 1991 - Jun 1994
California State University Long Beach
Bachelor of Fine Arts Music Therapy
Jun 1984 - Aug 1989
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Languages

Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Educational Therapist
Apr 2016
Association of Educational Therapy

I am an Educational Therapist at the Professional level.

Board Certified Music Therapist
Dec 1990
Certification Board for Music Therapists

I am a Music Therapist-Board Certified and I have served a five year term on the Certification Board for Music Therapy National Executive Board and the Certification Exam Committee for two terms.

Awards

Professional Practice Award
Mar 2001
Western Region of The American Music Therapy Association

Affiliations

American Music Therapy Association
Dec 1990

AMTA's purpose is the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings. Predecessors, unified in 1998, included the National Association for Music Therapy founded in 1950 and the American Association for Music Therapy founded in 1971. AMTA is committed to the advancement of education, training, professional standards, credentials, and research in support of the music therapy profession.

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Certification Board for Music Therapists
Jan 1990

The mission of the Certification Board for Music Therapists is to ensure a standard of excellence in the development, implementation, and promotion of an accredited certification program for safe and competent music therapy practice

Photos & Videos

Meet my friends Mozart Mouse and Beethoven Bear from the Music for Little Mozart's Program!

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I specialize in working with young children on piano and violin.

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8 Reviews

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Beth W. Jan 10, 2017
Singing · In home

Mary is a great instructor. Super patient and mellow, she understands how to bring kids out of their shell and help to create a good experience with performing.

Beth W. Aug 24, 2016
Singing · In home

We are super happy with Mary. She is patient, understanding, and calming, putting my kid at ease in this new situation. She understands learning challenges and can easily adapt her instruction to fit the child's needs. I would recommend her to anyone!

Briseyda Jul 17, 2015
Singing · In home

She's so sweet and what a professional!! My daughter is very excited to keep her as her instructor.

Amanda D. Mar 3, 2015
Piano · In studio

Mary is a wonderful teacher! She is always so patient with my son and respectful!

Jessica G. Feb 1, 2013
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Mary is awesome!

Mary is so patient and understanding and a great teacher for all ages. My son is beginning violin with her and she gives just the right amount of new information to keep him interested and challenged without getting frustrated. She is awesome!

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BrittaneyC Jul 11, 2011
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Mary is an exceptionally talented teacher who always takes the time to fully explain every detail. I highly recommend her for anyone wanting to learn to play violin.

BethH Apr 1, 2010
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The Perfect Teacher for My Son

Learning the violin is proving to be more challenging than my son anticipated. But, Mary's kind, patient instruction is just the encouragement he needs to keep going week by week.

SarettaH Sep 30, 2008
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Amazing Mary

Mary is an amazing coach! She is very in tune (no pun intended) with her students' needs and styles, and teaches them accordingly.

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