About Marcia

 

Marcia Liddon has been passionate about the fine arts since she was young. Her first exposure to it was dance lessons at three. She began piano lessons shortly after that, and  added guitar and voice lessons as a teenager. Her love of music expanded into college where she earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Austin. She has since dedicated her life to sharing that love of music with others. She has been teaching music to students of all ages since 1989. Her goal is to encourage all her students to form a positive lifelong relationship with music. 

 

Marcia is an adaptable teacher who strives to accommodate the learning style of each student. She recognizes and honors the unique goals of the individual and thrives on collaborating with each student to create customized instruction. With a natural inclination toward and commitment to patience and kindness, she inspires students toward an enduring passion for music. 

MMarcia Liddon  

Education

  • Licensed Early Childhood Educator- Kindermusik International, Austin

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama- University of Texas, Austin

  • Piano Performance Scholarship- University of Arkansas,  Fayetteville

  • Level 8 Piano Performance Certification- Associated Board Of Royal School Of Music, London

  • Piano Pedagogy course-Sophia Gilmson, University of Texas, Austin

  • First Steps in Music Certification- John M. Feirerabend, Albuquerque

Workshops & Training

  • (3) Weekend Long Guitar Workshop/Retreat- Charlotte Adams, Wimberley

  • Guitar Creativity Workshop- Charlotte Adams, Wimberley

  • Guitar Rhythm Workshop-Charlotte Adams, Wimberley

  • Ear Training Workshop- Charlotte Adams, Wimberley

  • Orff Schulwerk, Kodaly, Dalcroze, Music and Movement -Texas Music Educator Association Convention, 

       San Antonio

  • Music Teachers National Association Convention, Austin

  • Orff Schulwerk Workshop, Albuquerque

  • Early Childhood Music Development Workshop- Edwin E. Gordon, Albuquerque

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Teaching Experience

  • Private Piano & Guitar Students- Musical Starts Studio, Austin

  • Music and Drama Director, ages 3-13-Magnolia School, Austin

  • Keyboard & Guitar player with Travis Kings Band

  • Group and Private Piano, ages 3 to adult-  Briar Cliff Music School, Austin

  • Music Director, ages 2 to 12-Sandia Heights Academy, Albuquerque

  • Dance, Creative Movement, Theatre - Dance Associates, Austin

Memberships

  • Music Teachers National Association, Austin

  • The National Federation Of Music Clubs, Austin

Performance Experience

  • Played keyboards with Austin based Travis Kings Band

  • Performer with duo band Mc2

Musical Starts Studio (Studio Located in Backyard)

3102 Brass Buttons Trail Austin, TX 78734 (Mailbox Across the Street)

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