Mary has provided instrumental music (mostly woodwinds) in a wide variety of settings. Her specialty is the small ensemble, with competence in oboe, English horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, and recorder. She studied oboe with two students of Marcel Tabuteau. She's also written music and sung along with piano or mandolin accompaniment at art galleries and community events. She played woodwinds for the Leavenworth Summer Theater and oboe in the Tumbleweed Trio, a 'home-grown' woodwind ensemble in Central Washington. Mary substitutes as needed for symphony orchestra woodwind players.
Mary teaches beginning clarinet, oboe and reed-making. She LOVES to make reeds. Mary also worked with youth orchestras, both in the States (Young Artists Symphony, San Diego) and in Cyprus (National Youth Orchestra).
"You have inspired me to dig deeper into the music, to connect with it. To not just play notes, but create music and memories for myself and others. Thank you so much for working with me." --- BFL, high school junior, clarinet