Mary Bates

Bates-2016Mary Bates holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Lawrence University Conservatory and a Master of Music in Piano Performance from U. of M.  She has taught at U of M as adjunct lecturer in Class Piano and U of M Extension Service (introducing class piano for adults), U of M All State Music Camp at Interlochen, and Detroit Community Music School.Mary has been actively involved in the Ann Arbor Area Piano Teachers Guild in several capacities (including a term as President) and has co-chaired two Michigan Music Teachers Association (MMTA) Conferences in Ann Arbor, participated on panels at the MMTA Conferences, and continues to be an adjudicator for the Student Activites Testing Day program and other local music association events throughout Michigan.

Mary maintains a private piano studio in Ann Arbor with more than 30 years experience teaching students of all ages.  As a recipient of a Teacher Enrichment Grant, Mary knows how beneficial the scholarships, awards and grants made possible by the Foundation can be, and encourages donations to help the continuation of support for piano learning.