PROFESSIONAL:

"The spirit, enthusiasm and talent you brought to our drum circles brought us all closer together. You quickly won over the people in our group who were initially skeptical.”
-David Hazen, Senior V.P. Marketing, Putamayo Corporation

"Mary is one of the most gifted performer-facilitators I have ever met. Her enthusiasm and extraordinary energy and dedication to music as a composer and world class ethnic musician is totally unique."
-David Darling, Artistic Director, Music for People Organization

COMMUNITY EVENTS:

"Your success is detectable on the smiling faces and enthusiastic drumming of the hundreds of children and adults you lead each week in Battery Park."
-Abby Ehrlich, Programming Director, Battery Park City Parks Conservancy, NYC

EDUCATION:

“You were AMAZING in the assembly-energizing, engaging music, masterful control of the audience, incredible inclusion of kids in the process, etc., etc! If you ever need to give names of references for your teaching/performing ability, I would be honored to support you in that way. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with the Marysville community.”
-Jacque Shayne, Principal, Marysville Elementary

"Mary's residency was our most outstanding from the initial planning to the final performances."
-Lois Miller, Music Educator, Jacksonwald Elementary School

"Mary sets an example I hope my students will follow for personal performances of excellence, excitement, and integrity and for pedagogy of understanding, innovation and creativity."
-Catherine Payn, Professor, Bucknell University

"It was a great program, educational and entertaining too. The age span in one room was vast - you kept thier interest, involved them, and made them smile!"
-Diane Lacey, Teacher, Lincoln Elementary School

"This show is certainly one of the finest cultural arts performances I've seen. I look forward to having Mary here each year!"
-Michele Milliam, Principal, Tappan Hill School

HEALTH CARE:

"She ignited an interest in drumming which seems to have a particular appeal for both blind and deaf people. She brings passion and sincere caring to her work."
-Dale Cohen, Arts Project Coordinator, Overbrook School for the Blind

SPECIAL NEEDS CAMPS:

"Mary was great! She even pulled those who first wanted to sit out. We had a wonderful time. The campers were so busy they didn't even leave the group to greet their parents!" -Barb Branda: Camp Cameleon Director

"Your workshop was fabulous. We loved your unique approach to team building!"
-Laura Zirpolo, Camp Little People

 

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