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Mary Drews
Piano Faculty (Suzuki and Traditional)
At MIC for 22 years 8 months

Private Instruction
Suzuki Piano Group Class

Available For

Post Graduate Studies, University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music
MM in Piano Performance, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
BM in Piano Performance, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Additional Studies / Recent Awards / Recordings

Suzuki Teacher Training with Doris Koppelman and Yasuko Joichi
“Souvenirs” CD, Matthew Coley, marimba and Mary Drews, piano
2022 Steinway Top Teacher Award

Basic Teaching Philosophy or Special Music Interests/Specialties

My core teaching philosophy is to give my students the knowledge and confidence needed to make thoughtful, intelligent practice and performance decisions for themselves as a basis for enjoying music for the rest of their lives.

Professional Affiliations & Activities

Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
Illinois State Music Teachers Association (ISMTA)
North Shore Music Teachers Association (NSMTA)
Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA)

Memorable moment:
Attending Vladimir Horowitz’s final concert at the Musikhalle in Hamburg, Germany on June 21, 1987.

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"My favorite piece to teach would have to be Allegro in Book I. That short little gem opens up a world of emotion and expression to the beginning student. It's fun to see that musical spark ignite. They love playing it and practicing it!"