Piano, Voice Instructor & Cottage Chorus Director
ABOUT MS. MARY
Ms. Mary is a transplant from Marne, Michigan. Growing up in a musical family helped her musicianship at an early age. Music gave her a sense of peace in her large family where she was the middle child with four siblings. She joined her church choir, where she performed her first vocal solo.
Mary started formal training under her aunt which led her to study music at Aquinas College where she received her degree in Music Education. After graduating from Aquinas, she completed her student teaching at Lakeside Elementary in East Grand Rapids and Wyoming Public Schools. She knew at an early age that she wanted to teach music and start a family.
Mary taught elementary music teacher at East Grand Rapids and Coopersville Public Schools before joining the Piano Cottage. Her classroom training and experience contribute to her effectiveness as an instructor of The Piano Cottage. She teaches voice and piano as well directing several vocal groups and choirs. One of her most memorable experiences with the Piano Cottage was the first time she directed the choir for The Piano Cottage Rocks.
Mary loves to share her passion for music. She would perform more, but right now her focus is on her family. She has four young kids who love going hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities. You can also catch her as a member of the Chamber Choir of Grand Rapids.