Imagine Music Teacher Since 2014
Voice, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Piano
In-home and Studio (Charleswood NW)
Check Out Marilyn singing Rainy Days and Mondays
Marilyn, is our best vocal and piano teacher who is a favourite. She received her Bachelor of Music and teaches: jazz, musical theatre, folk, & soft rock.
Raised in a musical family, she is grateful for her musical background and the opportunities for growth, enjoyment, and expression it has afforded her. A a result, making music with others is one of her favourite things to do.
Marilyn performed professionally, including:
- the Calgary Opera Chorus (8 productions)
- performed in ‘History of Music‘, an a cappella comedy show which toured Canada & USA
- 8 productions with a children’s theatre company
- studio recording experience (album, TV and radio commercials)
- ‘Candide’ with Alberta Theatre Projects
- ‘Swing Time’ with Lunchbox theatre
- ‘Blood Brothers’ with Aurora Stage Productions
- sung in choirs and small ensembles, vocal jazz groups, classical choirs, a cappella quartets
- performed at Calgary special events such as the Olympic Games, and Canada Day
Marilyn’s Approach to Teaching Children:
- I greatly admire technically proficient musicians; however, I don’t believe it to be a requirement of music making or music appreciation. Music is something that has been given to all of us and the ability to know beauty, or access music’s capacity to stir and soothe is within us all.
- I feel early exposure, surrounding young people in many styles of music and offering them many varied musical experiences, is the most effective way to ensure musical understanding and lifelong musical enjoyment. Music is a language and we learn and integrate language understanding naturally and intuitively. As with all language, the more literacy you have, the greater your opportunities to explore and express more articulately and with greater sophistication.
- I know music as an integral part of my relationship to living. It provides an outlet for all the human emotions one so often struggles to safely and fully express in other ways. It also creates an opportunity for us to be a part of something bigger than ourselves, to create something wonderful with others and feel a sense of oneness.
Mikayla is one of Marilyn’s students and this performance was at our December, 2018 recital.