Marc loves teaching! He has developed an approach that emphasizes individuality and student choice. Marc believes that it is never too early (or too late!) to start playing and have fun making music.
Marc grew up in the Boston area, where he studied piano, drums, bass and guitar from a young age. His early experiences watching seasoned musicians play around town left a mark on him, and informed a foundational view for his teaching: music excites, inspires, and connects people – music helps us to better ourselves through our relationships with others.
Marc attended the New England Conservatory, earning a degree in Jazz Performance. Shortly after graduating he moved to Chicago, where he lived for ten years, making a name for himself as a drummer and pianist. While based in Chicago, he toured Europe with multiple bands and ensembles. He also nurtured a ragtime piano obsession, committing all of Scott Joplin’s rags to memory!
Marc’s favorite musicians include:
Piano – Jelly Roll Morton, Scott Joplin, Thelonious Monk, Mary Lou Williams, Donald Fagen, Jerry Lee Lewis, Cecil Taylor
Drums – Bill Ward, Nasheet Waits, Keith Moon, Tony Williams, Roy Haynes, Karen Carpenter, Ringo Starr, Dave Grohl
Guitar – Elizabeth Cotten, more Elizabeth Cotten, Chet Atkins, Roger McGuinn, Grant Green, George Harrison
Bass – Wilbur Ware, Paul McCartney, John Paul Jones, Charles Mingus, Richard Davis