- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
- 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.
Provides music therapy services for babies and families; provides continuing education training for music therapists and birth professionals.
I am an Educational Therapist at the Professional level.
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.
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.+ Read More
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
first piano class, a "10"
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.
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!
She's so sweet and what a professional!! My daughter is very excited to keep her as her instructor.
Mary is a wonderful teacher! She is always so patient with my son and respectful!
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!
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.
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.
Mary is an amazing coach! She is very in tune (no pun intended) with her students' needs and styles, and teaches them accordingly.