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Mary L In HomeHome In StudioStudio Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Piano, Voice, Organ, Synthesizer, Keyboard
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Opera, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Electronic, Flamenco, Salsa, Showtunes, Spirituals, Reggae, Merengue, Latin Jazz, Swing, New Age, Samba, Bossa Nova, Soul, Marching Band, Punk, Mariachi, Avant-Garde

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Mary L In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Piano, Voice, Organ, Synthesizer, Keyboard
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Opera, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Electronic, Flamenco, Salsa, Showtunes, Spirituals, Reggae, Merengue, Latin Jazz, Swing, New Age, Samba, Bossa Nova, Soul, Marching Band, Punk, Mariachi, Avant-Garde

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In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 10-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

2001-2003 MBA/e-Business, University of Phoenix Online

1999 Master Recording Program Certification, Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences

1993-1997 Bachelor of Science, Music/Business Administration, Millikin University

Awards:

Mary appeared on Rupam Sarmah’s Together in Peace album released in 2017; track was performed in New York’s Time Square for the United Nations’ International Day of Peace festivities; album went to #1 on Billboard’s Top World Music Albums chart Mary’s band, Mary & The Immaculate Rejections was on the initial 2017 GRAMMY Ballot in several categories; Mary is also listed for her song, “You’re My #1,” recorded by Mary & The Immaculate Rejections Regional Semi-Finalist in the OurStage Warped Tour Competition 2015 Semi-Finalist in the Intel® Superstars Competition 2013 ASCAP Plus Award Recipient 2012 Song of the Year Contest 2012 - Suggested Artist - "Passage" Regional Winner in Flavorpill's A Band Apart Competition 2011 Song of the Year Contest 2011 - Semi-Finalist - "Life Goes On" Song of the Year Contest 2006 - Honorable Mention - "A Better Place" Song of the Year Contest 2004 - Runner Up - "Fly Away"

Overview:

Mary started her professional music career at age 11, playing pipe organ. Since 1999, Mary has released her original music on the Internet. She has been invited to perform at music festivals and conferences across the United States. After years of releasing EPs, in 2010, Mary released her first full-length CD, "Eclectic." Since releasing "Eclectic," Mary has performed at Six Flags Great America twice and was a Semi-Finalist in the 2011 Song of the Year songwriting contest. Her song, "Lullaby," was also a Regional Winner in Flavorpill's A Band Apart competition and was featured on the Chicago Regional Winners mixtape. She was chosen as a Semi-Finalist in the Intel® Superstars Competition and as a regional Semi-Finalist in the OurStage Warped Tour Competition. She has opened for Marky Ramone & the Speed Kings, D.I., Rev. Norb & the Onions, and Val Emmich. In 2015, Mary released a 5-song EP with her band, Mary & The Immaculate Rejections, and most recently, she released a 3-song EP of old recordings, entitled "Coal Miner's Granddaughter: The Lost Tapes." In 2017, Mary appeared on Rupam Sarmah’s Together in Peace album. The track on which she appeared was performed in New York’s Time Square for the United Nations’ International Day of Peace festivities. The album went to #1 on Billboard’s Top World Music Albums chart. Mary is currently writing for her third full-length solo release.

EXPERIENCE

Mary began taking music lessons at age 5. She still retains the record at her high school for most awards in music. After high school, she earned a Music/Business Administration degree from Millikin University, a certification in audio engineering from the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences, and an MBA in e-Business from the University of Phoenix. Mary is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), as well as the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS). While at Millikin University, Mary took piano lessons from Aldo Mancinelli (and his wife and former student, Judith Mancinelli), who took lessons from Claudio Arrau, who took lessons from Martin Krause, who took lessons from Franz Liszt, who took lessons from Carl Czerny, who took lessons from Ludwig van Beethoven, who took lessons from Joseph Haydn. Haydn was friends with and had a huge influence on Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Ludwig van Beethoven also studied with Christian Neefe, who studied with Johann Hiller, who studied with Gottfried Homilius, who studied with Johann Sebastian Bach.

METHODS USED

I combine the technique, expression, and performance practices from my teaching line of musical masters with more modern teaching methods to give students a well-rounded music education. I cater each lesson to the individual needs and interests of the student, while giving them a strong technical foundation and fostering their love of music. I use scales, arpeggios, and other methods to help build technique. I also want the student to enjoy what they are performing, so I often ask the student if there are pieces they would like to learn and do my best to find an arrangement suitable to their level of difficulty.

LESSON STYLE

I build each lesson around the needs of each student and what they would like to accomplish. I help them set reasonable practice and achievement goals. If there is a style of music they would like to learn or a particular song, I try to fit it in with the lesson and use it as a teaching tool as well. Proper technique is the foundation for exceptional performance. I spend at least 5-10 minutes each lesson on technique. Then I work with the student on the pieces they are learning. We then spend time discussing new topics and looking at new material.

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