Mary is so great with the students! Very knowledgable, personable, and inspiring!?
– Troy Davis, Director of Bands, Aragon High School
performance at Foothill College, UCLA, and California State University East Bay. My first performing employment was with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, and I have been performing with opera, symphony, ballet, musical theater and recording orchestras ever since.
My teacher played piccolo with the San Francisco Symphony for many years. I love playing and teaching the piccolo, and in fact hold that chair in some of the orchestras in which I play.
My philosophy of teaching is that wherever the student is in terms of background or goals, we start there and proceed toward realizing the student?s maximum potential. This includes having the most fun possible!
All of the members of my family are musicians. My husband Kent Reed is a percussionist with Symphony Silicon Valley and many other orchestras. Our oldest son Henry is a percussion music major in college, and our younger son Ben is principal cellist in his high school orchestra.