Mary currently co-teaches and directs Phoenix Jazz Girls Rising alongside pianist and educator Claudia Bloom.
PJGR is an all female ensemble designed to teach young musicians the basics of jazz, improvisation, and how to express their individuality through music. Students study well known jazz tunes as well as song form and other basic musical concepts. The group welcomes all skill levels. PJGR is partnered with The Nash jazz club in downtown Phoenix.

To learn more visit the PJGR website

Check out this article from Phoenix Mag

Phoenix College Jazz Combos

Mary is also an adjunct faculty member at Phoenix College where she teaches jazz combos and improvisation. Here is a recording of her combo from earlier this year.

God Bless the ChildPhoenix College Jazz Combo
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Workshops and Clinics

Mary offers a variety of workshops focused on improvisation such as:

-Improvisation for Classical Musicians

-Improvisation Strategies for Musicians

-Warm up for Winds: Launching Creativity 

Workshops are available throughout the year. Visit the Contact page and send Mary an email for more information.