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Marie's Piano Studio

Where Music and Imagination Meet

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Marie’s Piano Studio

Giving the gift of music since 1988

Studio Policies

Maintain professional standards and establish student goals

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Testimonial

Marie is very organized and aware of my daughter’s needs. She makes sure the students are happy with what they are playing, but does not compromise on Technique or Theory (not my daughter’s favorite). Marie adjusts music choices to fit student preference because she knows how important those things are, and somehow Marie makes it fun for her! She’s a wonderful teacher who really cares.

- Ginger Smith

Parent

About
Studio and Lessons

Online Piano Lessons

Marie has 33 years of experience teaching piano to children and offers insightful and creative piano lessons from her beautiful home-based studio. To register your child or to add your name to the studio wait list, click below.

Happy Playing!

Teaching Method

My piano students enjoy my playful approach to learning. I have a clear long-term vision for my students and provide them with the step-by-step instruction that nurtures a feeling of success.

Balance is important to me. I blend traditional teaching with technology, I mix playfulness with practice, and I carefully balance my lessons to cover:

  • reading skill development
  • listening skills
  • composition and improvisation
  • chords and lead sheets
  • technique development
  • written theory homework
  • pieces in a variety of styles

The Pianos

I provide three different pianos in my studio: a Kawai baby grand and two Yamaha Clavinova digital pianos. The first instrument encourages students to listen to the nuance and emotion that can be heard on a quality acoustic piano. All studio instruments encourage the development of proper technique. In addition to the baby grand, the two digital pianos help in daily lessons, and allow for fun engagement with the creative sounds and back tracks they provide. All instruments are properly maintained and tuned to ensure optimal function.

Philosophy

A wise man once said, “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” When I try to explain my philosophy, I often find myself thinking about the intangible way music makes people feel. As a piano teacher, this is what’s important to me—that my students experience music, and enjoy it. I believe that music should be fun. If nothing else, I want my students to enjoy playing the piano.

Testimonial

Marie is an amazing teacher! I have studied with 4 previous professional teachers, so I can make good comparisons. I love Marie because she genuinely cares about her students, really! She never lets any of her students leave their lessons confused. Marie is also very skilled at motivating her students. She doesn’t just teach to teach, she teaches so her students really enjoy learning.

- Michelle Hawkins

Student