Music is one of my greatest passions- I am primarily a singer but also love to play upright bass, guitar and most recently- ukelele! I currently play and perform with the Squash Blossom Boys, a terrific bluegrass band. Previous projects include Green Billies (2014-2016), Three String Bale (2008-2013) and Vida, a nationally touring four-woman vocal ensemble (1995-2001).
My parents and grandparents exposed me to music at a young age through informal singing and playing and eventually formal piano lessons. This early experience gave me musical roots which have allowed me to grow musically and find great joy in life through music.
I am the mother of 2 young music-makers (ages 7 and 11).
In addition to being a Music Together® Instructor and Licensed Music Together Center Director, I am also a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200), Licensed Massage Therapist (#4991), Natural Therapeutics Specialist and Certified Core Synchronism Practitioner.
Originally from Quebec, Canada, Maryse Lapierre is a French Tutor, singer-accordionist and harmonium player and along with singer-songwriter-guitarist-violist Alicia Ultan, half of the Albuquerque-based musical duo Bebe La La who have recently released their first album "High Wire".
Maryse facilitates regular classes in Whole Toning, her own system of integral practice through breath, voice, and movement- a synthesis of her experience with professional singing and performing, energy work, voice training, yoga, dance, theater and kirtan.
Maryse loves working with children, especially around music. She is a registered Music Together teacher.