Teacher Biography for Cavenee, Mary – (Strings and Intermediate Strings)
Hello! This is my second year teaching at Eduprize, but my 30th year of teaching music to children and youth. I have been happily married to David for 28 years and have 5 beautiful children, 3 dogs and 2 birds. I have taught voice, violin, piano, acting, and dance and have directed numerous performance groups and children’s plays such as Cinderella, Fiddler on the Roof Jr., Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, etc.. I have a Bachelors of Arts degree from CSUS in Vocal Performance and I studied violin at a collegiate level and have been performing professionally on the violin since I was 14. I won vocal scholarships in college and violin competitions in high school. I participated in Regional and All-State festivals in both voice and violin and was first soprano in the Region and 4th in the state my senior year. I love music theater and pageants and have participated in ensemble and lead roles in many plays such as Oklahoma (Laurie), Brigadoon (Fiona), Mesa Easter Pageant (narrator/ Mother of Nain), Nauvoo Pageant (ensemble), Fiddler on the Roof (ensemble). I LOVE working with children and youth: seeing their joy and growth and their unique personalities shine in performance of playing and singing is the best teacher payback. I strive to build each child’s sense of self worth by helping them learn and discover the joy of music and human expression, and then to go out and share that passion to lift their families and communities and through this the world! My mom always taught “Music in the most noble sense, is the servant, never the master”. I teach students to give back by performing in various venues. Come make music with us!!!
7th Grade Strings Supply List:
Materials required: instrument, resin, shoulder rest/cello stop, a 3 ring white 2 inch binder with 20 plastic sheet protector pages inside (Walmart) with a picture of your student in the front and Essential Elements for Strings 2000 Book 2 (Milano’s Music).
Intermediate/ High School Strings Supply List:
Materials needed: instrument, resin, shoulder rest/cello stop, a 3 ring white 2 inch binder with 20 plastic sheet protector pages in it (Walmart) with a picture of your student in the front.