I would like to share some information about myself that may be of some interest to you.
I'm sure it will help you make an informed decision when you are about to choose a suitable
piano and/or voice teacher for yourself, or your child.
Of course, my proudest achievement has been, and still is, being a mom.
I have four wonderful children, Peg, Karen, Amy and Sean. Thankfully, they all live nearby,
in Brockton, No. Easton and Holliston, Mass.
I would much rather be talking about them right now, but that would take forever.
It's a bit difficult for me to list all of the music experience that I have had in the last 30 years.
So, I'm going to try to give you the shorter version.
6 years of private, classical piano and voice lessons
7 additional years of private, contemporary piano and voice lessons
3 years of private, jazz piano coaching and ear training classes with
Ran Blake at the N.E. Conservatory of Music in Boston.
In 1985, I began teaching private piano and voice lessons in either my own studio, or in the
homes of my students.
Most of my students have come from Canton, Needham, Milton, Hyde Park, Stoughton, Sharon, Brockton and Easton, Mass.
At the same time, I have also been the creative director and teacher for theater projects, summer camps and school enrichment programs in Dedham, Canton and Milton.
I am proud to say that, over the years, many of my students have been successfully enrolled as music majors into: Berklee, Julliard and the New England Conservatory of Music
At two years old, I began singing and "banging" out tunes on my mother's old upright piano that was housed in our two family house in Norwood. From day one, I was surrounded by music. My dad sang tenor with local Barbershop quartets, and my mom played piano for all of the neighborhood sing-a-longs. My uncle Frankie was a singing bartender in Cambridge and my Auntie Alice had her own Boston radio show.
Never a dull moment!
I was hooked on their music...so, by the time I was 7 years old, I had learned most of the songs from what is now referred to as, "The Great American Songbook".
Of course, throughout all of my years at school, I was the first in line to audition for anything that gave me a chance to perform. That's the way it has always been for me. So, when it came to choosing my life's work...music won...hands down!
In 1979, I began my 23 years as lead singer with the Ray Leach Band from Bedford....
At the same time, I was the singer and mistress of ceremonies with my own Mary Lewis Trio.
In 1981 until the present, I have also been a piano and voice teacher in my own home and in the
homes of my students
In 2002, I spent 3 years devoting my time to church music.
In 2005, my daughter Peg and I formed a vocal and piano duet called Sweet Sounds Music.
We entertain at weddings, wedding receptions, private parties and local clubs.
I am also a freelance vocalist and /or pianist for local big bands and small combos in the South Shore area.
I could go on and on...but, I'm sure that you get the idea.
I have had the education, experience and, on the job training that has been invaluable
to me. I would love to pass it on to you!