About Marcia

I have been passionate about the fine arts all of my life. I began dance lessons when I was three years old and piano lessons shortly afterward. As a teenager, I added guitar and voice lessons to my after-school activities, and expanded my study of the arts throughout college, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Austin.

 

In 1989 I discovered that my love of music could only be matched by my desire to share that love. I launched my teaching career with the goal of assisting all of my students in forming a joyful, lifelong relationship with music. The best way I know how to create such a relationship is through patience, kindness, and adaptability. I truly honor the unique goals of each student and enjoy accommodating individual learning styles and collaborating to create a customized path. Each student is a gift in my life!

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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