Marlene began her studies at age four and has her music degree from the Royal Conservatory of Music, attended Azusa Pacific University in California on a music scholarship, and studied at Trinity Western University in British Columbia. In 1998 Marlene received further training and taught Music for Young Children for 8 years. In addition to teaching music, Marlene has conducted various ensembles and choirs, worked with music festivals, music galas, and charity events. As well Marlene has done accompaniment for other musicians and has been a guest speaker. Over the years Marlene has taught and imparted her love of music. She has mentored many professional musicians and teachers (private music teachers and public music school teachers). Marlene customizes her teaching methods to address each student’s learning style. Her end goal is to have each student possess a heightened love for art and music, a great sense of accomplishment, and for each student to reach their full potential.