“…that elusive spark that makes a good teacher great…”

“…While her musical gifts are obvious, the thing that sets Marliese apart as a teacher, is that elusive spark that makes a good teacher great.  She has the ability to instinctively zero in on the essence of each child.  I can honestly say that, although she only saw my children for a few short lessons a week, she knew who my child was in a deeper way than most of their full time teachers.  She could see their strengths and identify personal obstacles and she was always available with praise or support.  Her observations were so valuable to me, as a parent, and that is the quality of a rare and gifted educator.

We will miss her terribly, but my children will never lose the music she left in their hearts.”

Lisa C.