Marie Cole (Cello, Music Mind Games, and Early Childhood Music) has a B.M. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a M.M. from the University of Connecticut, both with an emphasis in cello performance. She performs regularly with the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra (TN), Symphony of the Mountains (TN), Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra (NC), and the Brevard Philharmonic (NC). Marie has taught cello, Music Mind Games, and early childhood music for over ten years in the various regions she has lived in.
These places include Asheville, NC, Washington, DC, Rockville and Frederick, MD, Cumberland, PA, and Manchester, CT. During the summer Marie teaches Music Mind Games and early childhood music classes at the Blue Ridge Suzuki String Camp (VA) as well as Music Mind Games and chamber music at the Joyful Noise Summer Music Day Camp (NC). Other summer camp teaching experiences have included teaching Music Mind Games at the Alexandria Suzuki Guitar Institute (VA) as well as teaching cello and Music Mind Games at the Peaks to Plains Suzuki Institute (CO).
She currently resides in Weaverville where she teaches lessons and classes at her home studio and lessons online as well as substitutes for music and elementary teachers in the Asheville City Schools and for Emmanuel Lutheran School. She also performs around the area at such places like Lake Lure and the Biltmore Estate. Visit www.musicalsunflower.com.