What are people saying about Marianne? Scroll down to find out.
"It has been a true gift to have teacher Marianne in our lives! We first met her as the head teacher for our daughter’s preschool -- she is not only a talented teacher -- her love, kindness, patience, and generosity towards all children is simply phenomenal. Her overall approach is to follow a child’s natural curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and gently guide it to maximum effect. She has continued this teaching philosophy into her music teaching, and we LOVE it! Previously we had experience with the push-push-push philosophy of Suzuki practice and while initially enthusiastic, our older daughter gave up playing after a while. But with Marianne’s teaching, both girls are excited to learn, music is fun again! and despite no requirements to practice, they will often choose to practice on their own. Another word of praise: Marianne is great at meeting your children where they are. My kids are markedly different in age and temperament, and Marianne finds very different and creative ways to engage them. She doesn’t follow cookie-cutter pedagogy -- she is flexible and creative and will see your child for who she is, customizing her approach specifically for her." -- Lily, mother of two piano students in Berkeley, November 2016
"It has been an amazing experience having guitar lessons with you. You have not only taught me guitar but you have made me laugh, smile, and have fun...I will always remember who taught me first...the wonderful you! So...THANK YOU!" -- Ruby, age 11