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: Josef Skufka and Martin Sterling. 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 Wenatchee, Washington. Mary substitutes as needed for symphony orchestra woodwind players. Please use the contact form if you'd like to schedule a performance.
Mary teaches beginning clarinet, oboe and reed-making. She LOVES to make reeds. She taught through the Columbia River Music Conservatory in Wenatchee, WA, and has given private lessons to students of all ages. 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
"My favorite reeds, hands down! Very responsive, with great tone." --- JP, former student