Music Together® teachers come from all sorts of backgrounds, but they’re united by a common passion: Sharing the joy of music with children and families.
We're brand new to the Mid Island, and would love to offer more locations and classes in the near future. Why not try out a class?
All Music Together teachers have successfully completed the live Music Together Teacher Training, which is built on research in early childhood and music development. Each teachers' skills are kept fresh through workshops every semester and advanced trainings offered by Music Together Worldwide.
Registered and Cert I. Music Together Teacher
Marnie brings a wide musical background to her classes - she has been a voice, theory and piano teacher for many years in Victoria, a vocal performer (classically trained in Opera, but a true crossover vocalist singing as comfortably in musical theatre/jazz/ rock 'n' roll), and is in her 14th year of teaching Music Together with Music Together Victoria. She is thrilled to be offering Music Together up island at Music Together MidIsland and is looking forward to serving families in North Cowichan, her new home!
Marnie discovered Music Together with her two youngest children as a participating parent.
Marnie believes that "music is both soul and brain food" that is best first experienced at the earliest age possible. After having spent a decade with her eldest child finding just the right musical fit, she was impressed with the philosophy and the wide range of repertoire in Music Together Song Collections (everything from the expected folk and classical to the unexpected world beat and jazz-influenced compositions).
She decided to embark on the journey to becoming a Music Together teacher herself. Marnie brings a delightful sense of silliness to class with her (a definite pre-requisite to being a Music Together teacher!).
As well as teaching Music Together, Marnie has taught voice at various places in the Victoria area including CCPA -post-secondary Musical Theatre College-, Pearson College, and has been on faculty at Victoria Conservatory of Music for 20+ years, as well as her private voice studio at the Lake-Voice Care Vocal Studio. She has been a frequent guest soloist at locations all around B.C, as well as in Mexico and Europe. She has her AVCM (voice), and BMus-Vocal Performance from UBC, and was awarded (April 2008) the Certification level 1 qualification from Princeton's Music Together Center For Music and Young Children for outstanding achievement in teaching and articulating of the program. A past conductor of both Adult and Childrens' choirs, Marnie has been the Conductor of VIVA children's choir, St. Mary's Children's Choir, Crystal Singers' Womens' Choir, the Victoria Male Voice Choir, and is in her 5th year of conducting with SingVictoria Youth Choir. As of Fall 2018, Marnie has also been on the Board of the BC Choral Federation (BCCF), and is the BCCF rep. for the Central Vancouver Island.