Drake, Mary

Drake, Mary

Education and Background

Mary Drake received her Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education, K-12, from New York University and participated in the CCNY Study Abroad Program at the Conservatorio di Musicia G. B. Martini in Bologna, Italy.

Mary has been a member of the CSMA Music Faculty since 2000. She has served as Piano Accompanist for the Peninsula Children’s Chorale, Keyboard Instructor, and Music Program and Recital Coordinator.  Mary has experience teaching in the Music4Schools and Kodaly Programs, and was Choral Director at Castro Elementary School in Mountain View, CA.

Teaching Philosophy

“I include in my curriculum ear training, sight reading, singing, and movement, especially with young beginners. My philosophy of teaching is to impart strong fundamentals of piano basic skills, technique, and theory in an atmosphere of structure, patience and enjoyment, which prepares students for the next level.”