Mary O'Connor

Mary O.

Fairfax, VA

About Mary O.

Mary teaches: Females 5 and up
Males 6 and up
Teaching since: May 1973
Last sign in: Within two months


The O. Music Studio is now accepting students for the upcoming school year in its Fairfax location. This location has served Northern Virginia for over 30 years.

Piano lessons are changing with the times! iPad apps are available now to help learn during the lesson and at home during daily practice.

Each lesson includes a review of music practiced at home, an overview of assignments for the following week, theory, technique, ear training and sight reading.

If you are a transfer student, please bring your most recent method book(s) and notebook to the first lesson.

Prospective students must have a piano, organ or electric keyboard to use for daily practice.

I look forward to meeting you and having another great year!

Photos and Videos

Snippet of Mary and Michael O'Connor playing a 2-piano version of Eine kleine Nachtmusik. The Rotunda of Steinway Hall, NYC, 11/30/14.


Private Piano Teacher
May 1973 - Present
O. Music Studio

I have taught continuously since 1973, starting as a traveling teacher, then in my own studio containing a Yamaha grand piano, a full-size electric keyboard and 2 organs.

Sep 2004 - Jun 2012
Pender United Methodist Church

Piano accompaniment for various children's choirs.

Assistant Music Director
Sep 2008 - Jun 2009
Pender United Methodist Church

This interim position allowed me to lead children's vocal choirs and teach hand chimes and handbells.

Class Piano
Sep 1989 - Jun 1991
Fairfax County Recreation Department

I taught beginning and intermediate piano to groups of children and adults at several schools throughout Fairfax County.

Substitute Music Teacher
Sep 1971 - Dec 1972
Milwaukee (WI) Public Schools

I taught general music to elementary school children throughout the Milwaukee area.


Music Education
Sep 1974 - Jun 1976
University of Maryland, College Park
B.Ed - Music
Sep 1966 - Jun 1970
University of Massachusetts/Amherst

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Music Theory
Sep 2014
The University of Edinburgh online

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