Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
I believe learning piano should be both challenging and enjoyable. : )
To that end, I work to adapt my teaching to each student's interest and personality. Through a variety of methods and repertoire, I aim to establish an appropriate pace of growth and development that will enable steady progress, with consistent and successfully met challenges, and to achieve excellence in performance.
I began teaching piano professionally 1986 shortly after discovering the Utah Music Teachers Association (UMTA). I am a member of three local chapters and have served in these chapters in a variety of positions, including the following: Membership Chair, Teacher Referrals Chair, Webmaster, Recital and Ensemble Chair, Recital Committee member, Secretary and Past-President of the Sandy Chapter of the Utah Music Teachers Association. I currently serve as the State Historian for the UMTA and as Festivals Chairman for the "Sandy A" Area of the Utah Federation of Music Clubs (UFMC) affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC).
I absolutely love what I do!
My Musical Education Background
Many, many years of teaching thousands of piano students! What better education can you get than that. : )
Genres and Subjects Taught
I teach classical piano, also incorporating various popular music in the repertoire. I also teach music theory, technique and music history.
Please contact Marie's Piano Studio by email or phone for rates and availability. I look forward to answering any questions you may have.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
I teach beginning to advanced students. Ages 5 and up. If you are interested taking lessons, visit my website at mariespianostudio.com. Simply click on the "enrollment" link. This will automatically put you on my waiting list.
My Certifications and Awards
I am a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) in the area of Piano.
My Musical Influences
I can't name anything specific. I love all types of music....Classical, Jazz, Blues, Rags, 20th and 21st Century styles, then there's nothing better than good old Rock 'n' Roll : )
Marie Harris is a wonderful piano teacher. Our daughter has taken lessons and student taught for her for four years and just recently earned her 60 point Gold Cup from the UFMC. She is the first student in the Sandy A Area to earn that honor and could not have done it without Marie's love, support and endless hours of time. Marie put in more hours than I can count of additional time to help her prepare for her federation competitions and for participation in AIM. But even more, she has mentored our daughter in becoming a fabulous teacher in her own right. Everyone knows that the teacher always learns more than the students, and Marie gives that opportunity to her advanced students. I know of no other teacher that shares that experience with future music teachers. Even if our daughter never teaches piano lessons, having the opportunity to do it with Marie has taught her things she could not have learned in a traditional piano lesson and has improved her own talent and skill in ways I don't think she could have otherwise learned. Marie always says her students are her other children and for our daughter she has been another mother. We will ever be grateful to Marie for the kind, patient, and selfless person she is.
Marie is so awesome! She uses fun ways to teach us. She uses incentives with piano money and the best candy. We get a really big trophy for practicing when we reach our goal. Marie has the best and most fun recitals in town!
Marie is so awesome! She uses fun ways to teach us. She uses incentives with piano money and the best candy. We get a really big trophy for practicing when we reach our goal. Marie has the best and most fun recitals in town! — Bill McConnell Marie is so nice and piano is so fun. I like the music I play and especially the treats!! Marie makes the recitals so fun! — Lindsey Hansen Marie is an amazing teacher! i have studied with 4 previous professional teachers, so I can make good comparisons. I love Marie because she genuinely cares about her students, really! She teaches her best even if she’s not feeling her best. She’s never lazy and never let’s any of her students leave their lessons confused. Marie is also very skilled at motivating her students. She just doesn’t teach to teach, she teaches so her students really enjoy learning!
"Working with Marie is such a pleasure. We have been with several teachers in past years and I can not believe how creative she is! She offers her students so many fun incentives to keep music interesting. I really appreciate her patience, love and care she puts forth. She really loves what she does and it flows through the students." — Tammy Hymer