Our Teachers



photo Maryse Lapierre

Originally from Québec, 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 Bébé 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.

photo Sylvia Miller-Mutia

I have been singing and dancing for as long as I can remember.  I love to empower grown ups and little ones to discover and delight in their natural human potential to be creators: artists, dancers, and music makers! 


I enjoy music-making with my own three kids (now ages 8, 10, and 14)  in all sorts of ways, especially singing with the ABQ Choir Magic intergenerational community choir, and I enjoy supporting  the growth of  spiritual communities through song as a Music that Makes Community presenter.


I hold a BFA in Ballet Performance from the University of Utah and an MA in Theology and the Arts from Pacific School of Religion. I am an ordained Episcopal Priest, and am  honored to support the spiritual exploration and growth of  all kinds of families at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and St. Mark’s Montessori School in Albuquerque.  You can learn more about me and explore a variety of resources on spirituality, music, family, and more on my website.

  Susie Perkins