Marcie has devoted her whole life to music and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. She has been playing the piano since the age of 5 and the saxophone since the age of 12. Originally from Sarnia, Ontario, she attended The University of Western Ontario (2003-2007) for her Bachelor of Music degree where she studied the saxophone under Bobbi Thomson (classical) and Barry Usher (jazz). Between piano, saxophone and ensemble work she has had numerous opportunities to perform in multiple venues and festivals across Ontario and Canada including 2 silver medals and 1 gold for saxophone performance, 2 silver medals for jazz band, 2 bronze medals for symphonic band and a silver and bronze medal for piano performance (2002-2007) at National Music Fest Canada. Marcie recently completed her Bachelor of Education degree in 2013 at the University of Alberta majoring in music. While attending, she had the extraordinary opportunity to study music at Liaocheng University in China. She has taught children of all ages as well as adults, on several instruments, and enjoys sharing her passion and love of music with her students.
What to bring:
- Music books needed
- Lesson/Practice journal filled out every week (given to students by instructor)
- Binder or file folder to keep music in
- Working instrument (*saxophone and flute students)
- Your own saxophone reeds (*saxophone and flute students, strength will be talked about in the first lesson)
- NO GUM CHEWING (please refrain from chewing gum or eating candy one hour prior to lesson time)
Students are required to purchase any music or theory books requested by the instructor and bring these books to each lesson. If a student does not have proper materials for a lesson the lesson will be subject to cancellation. There is to be only one student present/lesson and parents will be allowed to sit in on a few lessons at the beginning of the year with advance notice. A lesson and practice journal will go home with each student after each lesson. Practice journal will be filled in at home by student and signed by parents. Students will be expected to practice daily. Remember short practice intervals on a daily basis are more productive than long intervals of practice! Success doesn’t come without lots of hard work!