Mary Ann Nilsson

Mary Ann Nilsson - MusicMary Ann Nilsson is a professional pianist and music instructor. She has a M.A. in music education (college teaching) from New York University and a M.M. in piano performance from Meredith College. She has earned awards from two colleges for Excellence in Teaching and was one of 11 pianists selected to perform in the Teachers’ Division at the Van Cliburn Piano Institute at Fort Worth Texas. She is listed in Who’s Who of American Women and has performed extensively in New York, North Carolina and Massachusetts. REQUEST MARY ANN NILSSON

GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Science and Music

This workshop will add a new dimension to science – the addition of music. Students will hear and move to different pieces that describe or imitate animals and insects. The students will learn about the lifestyle of of each of these creatures in an interactive learning environment and will by listening and moving to the music see the relationship between science and a discipline in the arts (music). 1 hour workshop.

Special Requirements: need a piano and enough space for the students to move and march around.

Maximum Participants: 25

Workshop Fee:  $93.75 per workshop

GRADES: Pre-K K 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Discovering the World of Classical Music

In this interactive workshop, the students will learn what holds a piece of music together by exploring the form and genre of classical piano pieces, The pieces will be dismantled, its structure explained and demonstrated at the piano and then put back together again and played in its entirety. Students will get a clear understanding of form and function and a better appreciation and enjoyment of classical music. The teacher can choose among several options (Exploring the different stylistic periods, women composers, contemporary classical music. and music that “describes”) 90 minutes.

Special Requirements: acoustic piano

Maximum Participants: 30

Workshop Fee: $125.00 per class/hr.