Piano & Voice Faculty Member
Marianne Thomas is a classically trained pianist and vocalist who holds both Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Music Teaching and Performance from Brown University and is also an Oregon Certified Music teacher. Marianne has 20 years experience as a private piano and voice instructor and has taught Voice, Choir and General Music in public schools for several years. She is a singer/songwriter/pianist and recording artist. Marianne also spent 10 years as the lead vocalist for several busy bands in Boston performing all styles of music from rock to dance to jazz. She was also a member of the Obsidian Opera Company in Bend and played the Principal role of Boe Peep in their 2006 production of The Mikado. Her voice lessons focus on developing the building blocks of a healthy and confident voice which include correct, supportive breathing, posture, singing vowels, and the personal confidence to sing out!