Piano - pre-school through kindergarten
(beginning at 3 years of age)
Marion Schmidt’s love of music and children has been life long. She brings expertise, a wealth of experience and a love of teaching to her work at Anderson Music Academy.
Marion earned her BA in Elementary Education with a Music Minor from Concordia University in Ann Arbor, MI, and went on to earn a Master of Education from Concordia University in River Forest, IL. From there she began a career as a classroom teacher, teaching various elementary school levels and also directing elementary orchestra and choir programs at public, private, tribal and parochial schools.
For the past 7 years her focus has been on teaching young children, starting at the pre-school level, providing their first formal introduction to the world of piano and music. As a private teacher, Marion accepts students as early as three years of age, employing innovative teaching techniques to get eager youngsters off to a great start with music, hoping to give each one a positive and life-long experience.
In addition to her work at Anderson Music Academy, Marion currently teaches pre-kindergarten, always integrating music into her classrooms. Marion has always been an active member of her community and church. She is a proud mother of four and resides in Upper St Clair.