Etobicoke Suzuki Music

Faculty: Marianne Carefoot

  • University of Alberta: Bachelor of Music (Piano)

Marianne Carefoot is a highly experienced and versatile Royal Conservatory of Music Certified Teacher, chamber music and orchestral performer. A veteran of well over 2500 performances, she began her career as a freelance professional musician and music teacher at age 17.

Her teaching career includes positions with the instrumental music faculties of the North York Suzuki School of Music, Upper Canada College, Havergal College, Grande Prairie (AB) Regional College, North York and Scarborough Boards of Education, and Edmonton Cosmopolitan Music Society Adult Beginner program. Her students have successfully auditioned for music programs at the University of Toronto, York University, Claude Watson School for the Arts and Etobicoke School for the Arts.

Marianne has been teaching Suzuki Method Piano since 2007. She holds a Bachelor of Music from University of Alberta, and received her Suzuki training with Rita Hauck (Cincinnati OH and Ft. Worth TX), Gail Lange and Bruce Anderson. She studied piano pedagogy and classical performance with Dr. Janet Lopinski, Jarred Dunn, and jazz with Brian Rudolf and Danny McErlain. She has enjoyed teaching students aged 3 to 80, and maintains high expectations for quality work with a patient, gentle, encouraging and fun approach. A firm believer in lifelong education, she also attended York University, studying composition, film and television music, piano improvisation and jazz performance. She has written over 300 arrangements for her chamber music groups, as well as music for live theatre and television broadcast.

Marianne is a member of ORMTA (Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Assn.), Toronto Musicians Assn. (since 1978), Suzuki Assn. of Ont., and the National Flute Association (NFA).


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