Marisa Marie is a very versatile musician who started her piano studies at the age of 5 with lessons from her father, a professional musician and teacher. She continued her music studies at Temple University where she formed her own band, Iota. Playing guitar, composing the music and lyrics for all the songs and performing as lead singer, Marisa toured the country as Iota. She recorded two CDs, "Take Me Like a Man" and "Don't Pick at It" and was a popular singer-songwriter in the Philadelphia area for many years. Leaving the band scene behind, Marisa has been teaching the Phred Piano Expression "Fun 'N' Easy" Piano Course in Bergen County as well as in the Philadelphia area and loves "opening the hearts of children as well as adults to music."
  Shawn has been a welcome addition to our staff at Phred Piano Expression this past year. A graduate of William Paterson, Shawn began studying music at an early age with a major in piano and a minor in voice. She is a choir director at her church and is the accompanist for the junior choir there. Shawn is also a member of the Harmony Singers, a choral group that has their home base in Wayne, NJ, where she serves as accompanist. She loves working with children and helping them discover the joy of music.
  Jody has taught the Phred Piano Expression method since 1997.  Her enthusiasm for the piano and for working with children has allowed her to enjoy great success as a piano instructor.  An accomplished performer and experienced musician, her stage appearances have included solo performances from Paris to Carnegie Hall.  She is co-founder of the NJ-based mixed-voice chamber chorus “CantaLyrica” with whom she has frequently been featured as soloist, and has worked as pianist, organist, music director, choir director, vocalist, pre-school music teacher and on children’s musical theater production teams at numerous local churches.  Guiding students of all ages toward keyboard facility brings her great joy, and she hopes to do so for many years to come!
  Traci Traci is a professional music teacher having taught music in schools in Clifton, Newark and Irvington, New Jersey as well as Reading, Pa. She earned a music education degree from West Chester University of Pa., majoring in both piano and saxophone. Although classically trained she also graduated with a minor in jazz studies. Traci has taught students of all ages and is excited to teach the Phred Piano Expression method and sharing her love of music with others.
     
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