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.
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.