Welcome to We Are The Music Makers!
Mary-Lou Petrie (Dip ABRSM)
I have enjoyed playing the piano since childhood and have been totally immersed in music for the whole of my life, including a continuing involvement with singing - especially in choirs. Having studied acting for three years at the Manchester School of Theatre (MMU) I worked for a while as an actress/musician in a Theatre-in -Education Company. I then went on to complete a Certificate in Education, which was a one-year teaching course for music and drama specialists. At this point the music took over again from the drama and that is the path my life then followed.
Career to date:
I was a primary school peripatetic music teacher for many years, teaching classroom music in line with the National Curriculum, and directing choirs and wind bands. I have also been teaching privately one-to-one, and have taken my Dip ABRSM (Piano Teaching) exam.
'Music is the universal language of mankind' (Longfellow)
I see music itself as the aim, and like to incorporate a broad approach to learning, so that it is an enjoyable, fun and creative experience. I hopefully provide lessons which will motivate a pupil to continue and also sustain their interest in music as a whole.