Teacher Profile: Marilyn Tovy

Marilyn Tovy

Marilyn Tovy

Instrument(s): Cello, Music In Your School Specialist, Piano

City: Houston


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About Marilyn Tovy

Marilyn Tovy, a native Houstonian, began playing piano at 8 years old and cello at 11. She was accepted into the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and studied under Lisa Vosdaganes. At only 15, Marilyn began teaching middle school music students private lessons in Fort Bend ISD. After graduating high school in 2005, Marilyn went on to earn her Bachelor's Degree in Music Therapy at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Tx. While attending SHSU, she was the principal cellist for the SHSU Symphony Orchestra, studying under Daniel Saenz. In 2006, Marilyn went on tour with the SHSU Symphony to China, playing exchange concerts in Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai. In 2007, she was the featured soloist in the SHSU Orchestra's performance of Schumann Cello Concerto. In 2008, Marilyn was selected to play in the string section that accompanied an Artist of the Year Nominee at the Latin Grammy Awards.

Since graduating college, Marilyn became a certified Neurologic Music Therapist and was working as a Music Therapist & music teacher in the Houston area. Most recently, she is focusing entirely on teaching & performing.

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